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 5 winning groups will be invited to perform on stage at the National Theatre on 14 July 2017 alongside the shortlisted poets before the winner announcement. Videos of your children performing from the shortlisted books as individuals, groups or as a class need to arrive no later than 5pm on 22 June.

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

This year, to celebrate 15 years of CLiPPA, schools participating in the shadowing scheme can apply for free class tickets to the Poetry Show and Winner Announcement at the National Theatre, London on 14 July 2017.

Look out for the announcement of the CLiPPA 2017 shortlist and the release of the corresponding teaching resources on 22 May.

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