CLPE and Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) have announced a new partnership. They are working together on an initiative for 2023, The Big Amazing Poetry Project.
The campaign celebrates 30 years of MCB’s award-winning poetry list for children and CLPE’s work as the National Poetry Centre for Primary Schools and looks to embed poetry fully both into classrooms and also in children’s choices when reading for pleasure.
Teachers throughout the UK will be asked about their approach to poetry in their classrooms through a Poetry Survey, so that both CLPE and MCB can gain a picture of poetry practice and provision in primary schools.
Bespoke professional training held at CLPE’s Literacy Library in London and led in partnership with two leading children’s poets, will be made available to 30 primary school teachers, whose schools will also receive a free poetry library from MCB to support them to create a physical and joyful space for poetry for their pupils. Teachers will need to fill in the survey to find out more about the training.
Teachers: Get involved in this project and express your experiences of Poetry teaching in Primary Schools. Fill in this survey to take part. All survey entrants will be entered into a draw to win a bundle of Poetry books.