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About the Poetry By Heart competition – primary

About the Poetry By Heart competition – primary

The 2020-21 primary competition guide is being revised and will be here in September. Contact info@poetrybyheart.org.uk for more ahead of that.

About the Poetry By Heart competition – secondary

About the Poetry By Heart competition – secondary

The 2020-21 secondary competition guide is being revised and will be here in September. Contact info@poetrybyheart.org.uk for more ahead of that.

Competition resources

Competition resources

Download score sheets and certificates for your competition

Poems out of the box

Poems out of the box

Starter kits to help your class develop confidence to learn a poem by heart

Exploring poetry

Exploring poetry

Helping your students choose poems that speak to them

By heart

By heart

Helping your students learn their chosen poems

Out loud

Out loud

Helping your students prepare to share their poems

Research evidence: poetry, memory and performance

Research evidence: poetry, memory and performance

Research links to help understand the point of Poetry By Heart

Newsletter archive

Newsletter archive

Browse past e-newsletters for tips and information