With Remembrance Day almost here, it seems timely to ask how it’s going with your First World War Poem Competitions. If you haven’t started yet, now is a perfect time to launch; if you’re well underway, great! Either way, we’re here to help.
To recap, students recite a single First World War poem chosen from our First World War Poetry Showcase; it’s open to all pupils in Key Stages 3-5 – and all school staff – and it will be judged by video upload.
If there’s anything else you need – do get in touch!
Talk to Kath Lee, Poetry By Heart Project Coordinator
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.00am-2.00pm
0117 905 5338 or email
The competition is open to pupils and staff working in all recognised educational settings, including schools, colleges, PRUs, homeschool networks, etc in England. Poetry By Heart will be delighted to accept entries from schools/colleges outside England with a fee payable to cover costs for judging and support. Talk to Kath if you’re interested.
Poetry By Heart – the full Key Stage 4-5 competition
We hope before too long that we will be able to announce the details of the full-scale competition to find the 2018 Poetry By Heart national champion. If you’ve already started working on that, please hold onto your videos of their recitations for the main competition for now. We will keep you up to date with news as we finalise the details. In the meantime, there’s the single poem First World War competition!