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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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.
Poems to enjoy together and fun ways of sharing them out loud and by heart. Sign up and we'll send you an email once a week with a link to a poem to share and an activity to try with it.
Browse past e-newsletters for tips and information
Starter kits to help your class develop confidence to learn a poem by heart
Full lists, in A-Z name order and chronological order, of every single poem on the 7+, 11+ and 14+ Poetry By Heart anthologies
This page will be a collection of all the most useful resources that come from our fortnightly Virtual Staffroom sessions with teachers, librarians and Poetry By Heart coordinators. Speak to us directly with your concerns, ideas and find inspiration from others!
With a website designed for children to explore fabulous collections of children’s poetry free of charge and with confidence, the Children’s Poetry Archive offers hundreds of recordings of poets reading their work.
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 Bristol 2021 Poetry and Memory Competition is a one poem summer Poetry By Heart competition for children and young people in Bristol and the surrounding area. It’s organised by the University of Bristol’s Metre and Memorisation project funded by the Brigstow Institute in collaboration with Poetry by Heart.