23rd January 2017
Help your students learn poems by heart – and have fun! Join the FREE competition for schools and colleges in England.
Our Poetry By Heart poetry recitation competition is open for 2017!
It’s our fifth year running the successful competition designed to take poetry off the page and bring it to life through teachers and students and on the stage. It’s very easy to participate!
All you need is 3 students, 2 poems and 1 Spring term!
Simply register your school here and we will send you our free resource pack which includes:
- a free copy of Forward Arts 100 Prized Poems
- gorgeous classroom poem posters to help promote your competition
- our competition handbook to help you get students learning poems by heart.
If you’re not at a school in England you can still learn more by signing up for our newsletter where we’ll keep you informed of all our latest developments and the newest poems made available on our site. These web resources are free to use for anyone, anywhere in the world – fill your boots!
Or get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
NEW Shakespeare Sonnets Showcase
We’re absolutely delighted to announce a brand new showcase dedicated to celebrating Shakespeare and his sonnets written over 400 years ago.
The Shakespeare Sonnets showcase has been designed to be really accessible to students and teachers alike; we’ve made all 154 sonnets available for you in one easy to view page.
Jump into a random sonnet or use the filters to sort through numerically, or find a sonnet that fits a theme you’re currently discussing. The keyword search facility is excellent for finding that one sonnet you’re looking for, or just sating your curiosity.
We’ve also handpicked an assortment of sonnets we’ve called our Chosen 60 that we think are particularly interesting, with activities to bring the sonnets to life just a click away. Take your ears on a Shakespearean journey and listen to the sonnets performed by various notable performers and – if you’re really inspired – why not pick a sonnet to recite in our up-coming Shakespeare Sonnet competition – watch this space for more information soon!
Explore our other showcases
Have you had a chance to view our other showcases? Our First World War Poetry showcase is different to typical collections, introducing a wide range of voices on the event, and our Poetry For Children has been created with bright colourful pictures to capture imaginations and fun activities to try.
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