Poetry By Heart is the poetry recitation competition for English schools. We are open to students in Key Stages 2-5 across a variety of competition categories including showcase (with the opportunity to enter self-written poetry or poems in other languages) and freestyle, where you can get really creative with different elements such as music, animation and more! There is also a special round for teachers and librarians to get involved.
The Poetry By Heart website is a resource for teaching and learning about poetry. There are curated anthologies of poems and a wealth of free education materials designed by teachers to support teachers, covering primary and secondary, unseen poems, Shakespeare’s sonnets, First World War poetry, the great Romantic poets and hidden gems for you to discover.
Register now for a free competition kit to get started (including a fabulous calendar to brighten your classroom wall!). If you have further questions or need help, get in touch at [email protected] or call 0117 9055338.