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.
Poetry By Heart is a national competition in which young people in key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 choose poems they love, learn them by heart and perform them in a school or college competition.
Welcome to the ELSA Poetry by Heart France section of the website
This section of the website is for all schools in France (and overseas) who are interested in taking part in our Poetry by Heart competition. We have been running our competition since 2015 with the kind support of Poetry by Heart UK. Every year we have around 16 schools taking part and would gladly welcome more. If you are interested in joining us on our adventure, then please get in touch:
Below you can find a variety of resources including an interview with a previous winner, performance videos and links to the ELSA (English Language Schools Association) website.
We will soon be posting information concerning how to upload your videos for the 2021 ELSA Poetry by Heart France competition.