CLPE is delighted to announce the 2017 shortlist for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA).
Established in 2003, CLiPPA encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children.
2017 is the 15th anniversary of the award, which remains the only annual award in the UK for published poetry for children.
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The full shortlist is:
The free Shadowing Scheme to involve schools in the Poetry Award 2017 is now open.
In 2016 over 3900 children participated in the Shadowing Scheme and this year it is set to be even more successful with a record number of pre-registrations. The Shadowing Scheme gives children an opportunity to enjoy literacy with tremendous vigour and high expectations. Exploring and performing poetry demonstrates how children can work to high standards and still enjoy a thrilling experience that will remain with them for a long time.
As part of the Shadowing Scheme, a competition will see children from winning schools invited to perform on stage at the Award Ceremony. Schools are also invited to apply for tickets to attend the Award Ceremony which will encompass a Poetry Show with all the shortlisted poets. All schools, regardless of whether they are participating in the Shadowing Scheme, can take poetry into the classroom supported by free high quality resources including films of shortlisted poets performing and accompanying teaching resources; available on CLPE’s Poetryline website
For further information about the award, the shadowing scheme or to download more information about the shortlisted books please visit https://www.clpe.org.uk/poetry