The CLiPPA Schools Shadowing Scheme

The Annual Poetry Award is the only one of its kind in the UK, encouraging and celebrating outstanding poetry published for children.

We are now inviting schools to apply for our CLiPPA 2017 Shadowing Scheme. Please fill in the online application form. The first five schools to apply will receieve a free set of the shortlisted books. To celebrate 15 years of CLiPPA we will also be giving away whole class tickets to the Awards Ceremony at the National Theatre, London on the 14 July 2017. Priority for these tickets will be given to the first schools to sign up to this scheme.


Last Year's Shadowing Scheme

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. The winning children then performed on stage alongside the shortlisted poets before the winner announcement. 

The shadowing groups who wowed the judges with their imaginative performances and who won the opportunity to perform at the Poetry Show at the National Theatre alongside the shortlisted poets were:

The Gattons Infant School - Reception Class

Emily, Eliot, Thea, Izzy, Isaac and Hollie

Teacher: Andrea Parsons

Merton Park Primary School - Year 5

Hayaat, Ganan, Yusef and Wahab

Teacher: Danielle Mikkelson

Springfield Primary School - Year 6

Devonte, Jahrael, Daniel and Reece

Teacher: Nina Steeples

Highfield Primary School - Year 5

Yekta and Christvie

Teacher: David Wilson

Poet in Residence: Cheryl Moskowitz

All Saints Primary Schools - Year 4

Melody, Atanas, Florence, Elijah, Don, Mena, Danyal, Zyra, Michael, Georgi and Georgia

Teacher: Clare Chambers

Congratulations to the Shadowing School Runners Up:

Highfield Primary School

Middle Park Primary School

Noel Park Academy

Whitefield Primary School


If you have any questions please email [email protected]