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

What does shadowing the CLiPPA involve?

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

- Just take one of the shortlisted collections and share with the children using our dedicated teaching sequences and poet videos.

- Allow individuals or groups of children to choose a favourite poem from a shortlisted collection and work this up as a performance. Our advice for a successful performance notes will provide helpful hints and tips on how to do this effectively.

- Video the performances, reflect on these together and pick the best ones to send to the judging panel at CLPE.

 - The judging panel will watch all the video entries and select a winner to represent each shortlisted book. These winners will be selected to perform on stage at the National Theatre, London as part of the award show in July.

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

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