Register now for the FREE CliPPA 2017 Shadowing Scheme

Inspire your children with literacy through poetry by taking part in the Shadowing Scheme for our annual children's poetry award, CLiPPA.  This unique award celebrates outstanding poetry published for children and encourages schools to create 'poetry classrooms' for three weeks when children can read, write and perform poetry.

Teachers are invited to submit films of their children's poetry perfomances and the lucky winners will be invited to perform on stage at the National Theatre alongside the shortlisted poets before the winner announcement. 

Register now for our CLiPPA 2017 Shadowing Scheme. Click here to find out more and complete the online registration form.

More than 1000 children from 80 schools took part in the Shadowing Scheme for CLiPPA 2016 submitting between them nearly 130 films of children performing their favourite poems from the shortlist. The lucky winning performers were invited to the National Theatre to meet the shortlisted poets and take part in specially planned theatre workshops.

Find out more about the Shadowing Scheme and last year's CLiPPA