Track Record 2021

St. Pancras International is proud to continue with ‘Track Record’, a community project in Camden which aims to give students in local schools the chance to participate in a series of exciting poetry workshops, inspiring them to discover their own poetic talent's thus develop confidence and self belief through the process and also by having them published and displayed at our International station.

The past year has been an uncertain time for all, and school children have spent the majority of the year learning from home and not being able to engage in the social activities that they’re used to with their friends. As they now return back to the classroom, with restrictions still in place, we hope this programme offers an opportunity to help them reflect and capture on their feelings of the past year, using poetry. 

2020's Track Record Poets

The 2021 programme launches this week with 2 participating local schools, Argyle Primary School and Torriano Primary School which are both located just a few minutes’ walk from the station.

Throughout April and early May, Poet, Paul Lyalls, will attend both schools for a series of immersive workshops to help inspire and guide year 5 students within the schools to create their own poems.

A few students will then be selected to read their poems in the station next to the famous Sir John Betjeman Statue for visitors, family, and friends ahead of the school summer holidays. The poems will then be displayed across the station throughout the holiday period for more to enjoy.

Keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for updates and pictures throughout the programme.

Last year's Track Record poetry readings...

St. Pancras International’s link to poetry

English poet Sir John Betjeman ran a famous campaign in the 1960's to save St. Pancras from demolition. Since the station's renovation in 2007, St. Pancras International and HS1 (the station's owners) have continued to support the arts and poetry through a number of initiatives, you can find out more about the station's connection to arts and music here.