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 free CLiPPA 2017 Shadowing Scheme. Please fill in the online application form. 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.

Free shadowing resources for the CLiPPA 2017 shortlist are available now:

Booked by Kwame Alexander – Year 6/7 resources

Wonderland: Alice in Poetry Ed. Michaela Morgan – Year 5/6 resources

Moon Juice by Kate Wakeling, illus. Elina Braslina – Year 4/5 resources

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen, illus. David Tazzyman – Year 2/3/4 resources

Zim Zam Zoom! by James Carter, illus. Nicola Colton – EYFS/Year 1 resources

Taking part in the free Shadowing Scheme is easy.

Five winning shadowing groups will be picked from the videos to perform at the Award Ceremony at the National Theatre, participate in performance workshops and meet all of the shortlisted poets. Last year's shadowing groups met poets Michael Rosen and Sarah Crossan plus illustrator and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

The CLiPPA is made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England, Crest Nicholson, The Ernest Cook Trust and St Olave's Foundation Fund.