Announcing the Poetry By Heart 2021 Competition Finalists
We’re delighted to announce the 50 Classic and Celebration finalists for Poetry By Heart 2021. All these will be invited to the national showcase event at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on 19th July 2021 along with an adult chaperone (teacher or parent). All of the Poetry By Heart 2020 finalists will also be invited to the event to celebrate their achievements in last year’s competition.
Our judging team are still working through all the fabulous entries from Twinkl and other homeschool families, and from our Showcase category. We’ll be announcing a further set of 10 students to be invited from these categories next week.
We know that for every finalist selected there will be many students and schools who are disappointed. Therefore, we’re especially delighted to be able to announce that we’ll be making available an extra 50 pairs (a student and an adult chaperone) of “golden tickets” for the celebration event at the Globe. More details very soon – watch this space!
But now – cue the drum roll – here is the full list of the 10 finalists in each competition category, as well as the results of the school staff competition:
KEY STAGE 2 CLASSIC COMPETITION
KEY STAGE 3 CLASSIC COMPETITION
KEY STAGE 4 CLASSIC COMPETITION
KEY STAGE 5 CLASSIC COMPETITION
CELEBRATION COMPETITION – INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP
SCHOOL STAFF COMPETITION
Winner: St Francis College, Hertfordshire – Debra
Congratulations to all of the 50 finalists and a huge well done and thank you to everyone who took part in Poetry By Heart in this extraordinary year. The judging was incredibly tough and we will be sending lots of Highly Commended and Commended certificates to students whose performances were all uniquely special. These and our record of achievements giving individual feedback to help students take their performances further will be sent out as fast as we can mail them!
If your student has been selected as a national finalist in 2020 or 2021, we’ll be in touch with you by email and letter with more information about the national showcase event at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on the 19th July. We’re finalising the key details today!
Thank you all for taking part in Poetry By Heart 2021 – we very much hope we’ll see you again in the 2022 competition.