Poetry by Heart

Choose a Poem, Learn It, Recite it.

In 2015, ELSA partnered with the UK National Competition, Poetry by Heart, to bring the event to its network of member schools. The high school competition was a huge success and soon more than 25 international schools in France and abroad were taking part.

ELSA now organizes three different levels of competition running this year: Primary, Middle School and High School. Participating schools organize in-school competitions to identify the finalists who will compete at the inter-school finals.

The grand winner of the High School competition is invited to attend the London Final at the Globe Theater.

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2024 Poetry by Heart Competitions

To enter one or all three competitions, please register your school using the registration form(s) below before October 20th, 2023. Payment(s) must be made to confirm the school’s entry.

Primary Competition

Wednesday May 22, 2024, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ecole Internationale Malherbe

Coordinator: Anne-Claire Malherbe

Middle School Competition

Friday March 15th, 2024, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Collège-Lycée La Tour

Coordinator: Chelsea Kaspereit

High School Competition

Saturday 16th March 2024, 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Ecole Jeannine Manuel, Paris

Coordinator: Antony McDermott