The CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme

3 children performing on national stage for CLippa 2023

Inspire your children with poetry!

As part of our annual CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) celebration we invite schools to take part in our shadowing scheme. We provide free teaching plans and video resources to support your class to 'shadow' each shortlisted poetry collection and perform their favourite poems. We invite schools to send in videos of their children performing for our team to watch and one school per shortlisted collection will be chosen to perform live at the award ceremony, alongside the shortlisted poets.

This year's shortlist will be announced on the 8th May via a live virtual event when all shadowing resources will be sent to registered schools. 

Register your school for this year's CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme!

Scroll down to take a look at performances from our 2023 winning shadowing schools, to inspire your performances!

Photo ©Ellie Kurttz


Shadowing Winner CLiPPA 2023 Swaffield Primary Year 1 Uplifting from Blow a Kiss, Catch a Kiss


Shadowing Winner CLiPPA 2023 St Matthews Year 3 Marshmallows from Marshmallow Clouds


Shadowing Winner CLiPPA 2023 St Margaret Marys RC Primary Year 5 I hope it rains today from Let's Chase Stars Together


Shadowing Winner CLiPPA 2023 Hillbrook primary Year5 Unbroken from Choose Love


Shadowing Winner CLiPPA 2023 Carterhatch Junior Year 6 Remember III from These are the Words


View our CLiPPA Shadowing video