Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition - Open for Entries!

21/04/2022

The Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition returns for 2022 after its runaway success last year.

Sparking creativity and conversation around SEND inclusion with the Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition

The Tes SEND Show’s national poetry competition returns for pupils in primary and secondary education to promote creative writing and conversation around SEND inclusion in the classroom.

Focusing on the theme ‘One world for everyone – building an inclusive future for SEND learners’, pupils are invited to put pen to paper and transform their hopes and aspirations into a poem to help encourage an inclusive future for all children and young people, especially those with SEND. As a catalyst for open discussion, the Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition offers lesson plans to help teachers to promote group conversation around SEND, how children and young people experience inclusion, and what they think the future should look like.

The competition opens on Thursday 21 April and allows students, classes, and teachers to submit their creative works into four categories: primary (individual), primary (group), secondary (individual), and secondary (group). Deadline for submissions will be Sunday 31 July 2022.

Beverley Walters, Event Director of the Tes SEND Show, said “We are delighted to be returning with the second year of the Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition. After the overwhelming success of last year’s competition, it is clear that SEND learners find the creative release of poetry around the topic of SEND inclusion to be both an empowering and positive experience.”

If you would like to find out more, submit a poem or download resources for the Tes SEND Show Poetry Competition, visit the event site here: https://www.tessendshow.co.uk/poetry-comp