Off the Shelf competition for schools

Attention all schools...

Off the Shelf is running a competition for schools in conjunction with the Sheffield Star as part of their Reading Campaign.

The competition challenges young people of primary and secondary school age up to 16 to submit videos of themselves performing a recital of their favourite poem or piece of prose by Michael Rosen, one of the most well-known figures in the children’s book world. These can be done at home or at school.

Renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter, Michael has been involved with over 140 books and anthologies, and was selected as the Childrens’ Laureate between 2007 and 2009. Some of his most celebrated works include ‘Don’t Put Mustard In The Custard’, ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ and ‘The Zoo At Night’ – but you can pick any section from any of his children’s books and poetry collections to perform.

There’s still time! Please enter your video performance to offtheshelf17@sheffield.ac.uk by midnight on Wednesday 18 October.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/reading-campaign-sheffield-youngsters-urged-to-get-creative-and-take-part-in-our-fun-poetry-competition-1-8767650

Terms and conditions: Videos can be filmed on a professional video recorder or mobile phone. Please submit them as MP4 files and include the child’s full name, age, class and school on the email. It is the school’s responsibility to ensure all children who submit performances have parental permission. The content may be used both online and in print in The Star and associated titles. It could also be used at events held as part of the Off the Shelf festival. Any child and school submitting content must be available for interviews with The Star once the winner is announced.

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