You can use most of our website without any need to register. All the poem selections and ways of interacting with those are freely available, the resources in the Learning Zone, and lots of information about the Poetry By Heart competition including the competition guides. But if you want to take part in the Poetry By Heart competition or use the Teaching Zone resources, you'll need to register. This is because we need to know who you are and how we can talk to you, and where to send your competition resource pack if you are eligible to take part in the competition.
Registration takes a minute or two. We only collect the information we need to run the competition and we will not give it to anyone else without your express permission.
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The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is the only award for published poetry for children in the UK. Alongside the award CLPE run a schools shadowing scheme, get involved in the 2020 scheme…
The 2020-21 primary competition guide is being revised and will be here in September. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more ahead of that.
The 2020-21 secondary competition guide is being revised and will be here in September. Contact email@example.com for more ahead of that.
Download score sheets and certificates for your competition
Starter kits to help your class develop confidence to learn a poem by heart
Helping your students choose poems that speak to them
Helping your students learn their chosen poems
Helping your students prepare to share their poems
Research links to help understand the point of Poetry By Heart