Take Part In Poetry by Heart

Step-By-Step - for schools/colleges


to access your free competition kit, fortnightly updates and video entry uploader at the Poetry By Heart homepage


via email, phone or video call, or join other educators in our fortnightly online Poetry Forum to explore ideas about making it work where you are…


whole school, a year group, a class or a club with our launch slides, video poem performances and whole class learn-along poems…


young people as they explore poems on the Poetry By Heart website, choose poems to learn and practise speaking them well…


all the poems aloud that your young people have learned – at a live or virtual, competitive or non-competitive, poetry speaking event…


the performances you want to enter in the national competition – Classic, Freestyle or Showcase, plus the All School Staff competition…


your selected performances and drop the files into our online video entry uploader by midnight, Thursday 31st March 2022. Find out how to upload here

Get ready

for the live announcement of who has been selected to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe in our online Poetry Forum at 4pm on Wednesday 27th April 2022…


the extraordinary poem performances of our National Championship Finalists, our freestylers and showcasers at Shakespeare’s Globe, or via our online Performance Gallery.


Tell us about your Poetry By Heart plans and we’ll send some ‘I took part in Poetry By Heart’ button badges (while they last)! We may also have poem posters and extra calendars if you’re quick.


Talk To Us

Call: 0117 905 5338
Email info@poetrybyheart.org.uk.
Twitter: @poetrybyheart