Poetry and truth

EverythingEverything All at Once by Steven Camden (AKA PolarBear) was announced as the winner of the annual poetry award yesterday at the National Theatre in London, which was attended by over 900 children who had participated in the CLiPPA’s shadowing scheme.

CLiPPA was established in 2003 and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children. Thousands of children take part in the Shadowing Scheme and there are teaching sequences and videos of the poets reading their work available online.


2019 CLiPPA Shortlist

Thinker, My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield (highly commended) Thinker

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Dark Sky Park by Philip Gross

A Kid in My Class by Rachel Rooney


It’s the 25th National Poetry Day this year and the theme of Truth has been chosen for poems that will be celebrated on the 3rd of October.  A poetry challenge for children, inviting them to write a poem for National Poetry Day on the theme of Truth, was launched yesterday at the CLiPPA ceremony. CLPE have created a resource for teachers to use with their students to inspire them to write poetry. More information, including links to films produced by poets giving their advice, is available here.


National Poetry Day



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