This new LGfL resource was launched at the National Theatre on the 3rd November by Michael Rosen. London teachers can upload their performance poetry using their LGfL log in – allowing their children’s poetry to reach a much wider audience. Poet Michael Rosen had the idea for Perform-a-Poem while he was the fifth Children’s Laureate (2007-9). He wanted to create a website where young people could upload videos of their performances of poems and browse other children’s poetry performance videos, as a fun way to help children engage with poetry in the classroom. Perform-a-Poem is part of Michael’s Poetry-Friendly Classroom website, which offers teachers video tips, activity sheets, links and other resources to help make their classrooms poetry-friendly.
To find out more, visit the Perform a Poem website: http://www.performapoem.lgfl.net/