The CLiPPA Schools Shadowing Scheme

Clippa 2017 - children performing

To promote the teaching of poetry in schools we run a Schools Shadowing Scheme alongside the CLiPPA. With the CLiPPA 2020 award show and the announcement of CLiPPA winner Zaro Weil, Schools are now invited to explore the poems with our teaching resources for Cherry Moon, Poems the Wind Blew InMidnight Feasts. Tasty PoemsThe Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems and Wain. LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folklore with the launch of the Shadowing Scheme. 

You can shadow the CLiPPA as a single class or group or as a whole school.

Sign up to register your school for the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2020.

Find out more in our shadowing video 

Watch videos from schools involved in the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme



Step by step guide to entering the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2020:

  • Just take one of the shortlisted collections and share with the children using our dedicated teaching sequences.
  • Allow individuals or groups of children to choose a favourite poem from a shortlisted collection and work this up as a performance. The teaching notes will give you the opportunity to do this.
  • Video the performances, reflect on these together and pick the best ones to send to the judging panel at CLPE.
  • Name the video file(s) using the following convention: School Name_Year Group_Shortlisted Book (e.g. StMarysBristol_Year2_Hedgehog). Email the video(s) to [email protected] using a large file transfer service - we recommend WeTransfer - no later than 9am on 20th November. Make sure you fill out the CLiPPA Consent form and send this with your entry. Download this here.
  • The judging panel will watch all the video entries and select a winner to represent each shortlisted book.

The Shadowing Scheme Deadline for Entries is on Friday 20th November. Submit your entries by this day, don't miss out on your chance to win the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2020.

Check out our top 10 tips for teaching poetry in our What We Know Works’ Poetry booklet and the summary of our 2017 research project funded by Arts Council England.

Photo Credit: Ellie Kurtz


The CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme 2019

View our CLiPPA Shadowing video