Poetry By Heart

Poetry for Children

After the successful implementation of the Poetry By Heart competition in secondary schools and colleges across England; the PBH team along with the Department for Education also had ambitions to introduce poetry recitation into Primary schools, and to support Primary school teachers in doing this.

We worked with Poetry By Heart to create an interactive online resource to enable children in Key Stages 1 & 2 to explore a range of poetry.

With help from NounProject, we created clever and colourful illustrations to hint at the poems and take children and teachers on a journey of discovery.

As we had hoped the site is simple, yet fun and engaging that allows children to delve deeper into the poem and resources available on the site. Each poem encourages children to perform a unique activity; and they can also record their own recitations and watch video transcripts before going on to explore what other poems are on the site.