Registrations are now open for the 2017-18 Poetry by Heart Scotland competition!
Participation in the competition is free of charge to all schools for S4-S6 pupils, aged 14-18.
To register your school or to ask any questions just email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your resource pack.
For more information, take a look at our handy Poetry by Heart Scotland guide.
Poetry by Heart Scotland has a pyramid structure: class heats are optional if you have lots of keen reciters but all participating schools have an official school competition.
School competition winners participate in regional heats, which this year are taking place in Universities across Scotland. The winners of all the regional heats take part in the national finals in March 2018.
The deadline for schools to register is Friday 3rd November 2017.
Students have to memorise and perform two poems – one written before 1914 and one after 1914.
One of the poems must be by a Scottish poet or a poet resident in Scotland.
Why not choose one poem from each website?
When you register, SPL will send out a pack by post containing all of the documents you need to run PBHS in your school.You can find them online too here.
Information courtesy of Scottish Poetry Library.