Poetry by Heart – Scottish Poetry Library

Poetry By Heart Scotland is a competition from the Scottish Poetry Library that gives students in S4-6 opportunities to learn by heart and perform poems from our specially curated database. Students compete at school, regional and national level, culminating in a final event in Edinburgh where they have the chance to perform in front of high profile poets.

On 6 February at the Scottish National Gallery, not one, but two students were declared joint winners of Poetry By Heart Scotland 2016. Hearty congratulations to Ellie Mackay of Bishopbriggs Academy and Craig McCorquodale of Hutchesons’ Grammar.

This short film interviews student participants, teachers and judges.

scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk

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Production: Robert Motyka
Camera: Tom Duda, Piotr Motyka
Edit: Tom Duda, Robert Motyka