Poetry Together

From Poetry Together

Resource type: Projects and programmes

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Poetry Together is a free initiative that brings schools and care home residents together through poetry.

Schools link with a local care home and, together, choose one poem that everyone will learn by heart. During Poetry Together Season, pupils and residents then come together to recite their chosen poem at a poetry tea party. The theme for 2022 is Laughter and Tears.

Poetry Together provides a welcome pack with guidance on how to run the project and all registered schools receive a Participation Certificate.

Timetable:

  • Poetry Together Season starts on National Poetry Day (6th October 2022) and runs through to the end of November.

Cost: Free with registration.

About Poetry Together: Poetry Together was founded in 2019 by author and broadcaster Giles Brandreth. It is administered by Dukes Education, a family of schools and education organisations in the UK.

Further resources:

  • Poetry by Heart is a poetry speaking competition for students in schools and colleges. The Poetry by Heart website provides access to hundreds of poems, along with performance tips and other resources.
  • The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is the only award dedicated to children’s poetry. The accompanying shadowing scheme provides participating primary schools with the opportunity to take part in a poetry performance competition.
  • The Children’s Poetry Archive provides free access to recordings of poets reading their poems aloud, along with with supporting teaching resources and activities.
  • Find more resources to support poetry in the classroom here.

Visit the resource

poetrytogether.com

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