Track Record Poetry 2023

We've teamed up with the Betjeman Poetry Prize for the fifth year of Track Record, a community project in Camden which aims to give students in local schools the chance to take part in a series of poetry workshops to capture their imagination and creativity.

London-based poet Paul Lyalls – star of the BBC’s Let’s Write Poetry: The Big Slam – visited Torriano and Argyle primary schools to hold poetry writing workshops with Year 5 children.

On 15 June, Year 5 Argyle Primary School students hopped on board a Southeastern train at St. Pancras to Ashford to get some real life inspiration for their poetry. Paul Lyalls led the workshop both on board the train and when they arrived, creating a fun interactive day outside of the classroom.

What's Next?

On Monday 10th July, a handful of talented young poets will visit St. Pancras to read out their poems, some of will be displayed on the station's iconic Grand Terrace. There might even be a surprise guest!

You can find all of the published poems in the downloadable eBook at the bottom of this page. 

St. Pancras and 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. 

Track Record Poetry Book 2023