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Information for teachers

This competition is open to the general public and school students. We've provided some extra information here to help teachers who might like to include the Lest We Forget Poetry Competition into their classroom activities.

Curriculum Links

Key Competencies

  • Thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others
  • Participating and contributing


  • Listening, Reading and Viewing
  • Speaking, Writing and Presenting

English NCEA Level 1: AS90052 Produce creative writing
Achievement standards: 1.4 Internal

English NCEA Level 2: AS91101 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Achievement standards: 2.4 Internal

English NCEA Level 3: AS91475 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Achievement standards: 3.4 Internal