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Poetry by heart

Poetry By Heart is an inspiring competition for students in schools and colleges to learn and to recite poems by heart.  Not in an arm-waving, props-supported thespian extravaganza, but as the outward and audible manifestation of an inwardly-understood and enjoyed poem.

The competition is a pyramid of participation from individual classrooms to whole school/college contests, then county contests, regional semi-finals and the grand final. In the process, pupils foster deep personal connections with the poems chosen and bring poetry alive for their friends, families and communities.


Recent Successes


Highly Commended: Darcy Watson 





National Winner (teacher competition): Mr Depoix!