British Cultural Values Curricular Poetry 17/18  

Aiming to teach a million young people about
 'Respect, Tolerance, Rule of Law and Democracy'

The resource pack outlines a four year programme which

graduates ascending Year groups through the themes of 

Respect, Tolerance, Rule of Law and Democracy.

(Individual Liberty is nurtured by supporting pupils' individual creativity when writing and performing their poetry).

The FREE PDF resource pack can be used to supplement your own British Cultural Values resources (the pack has many useful speaking, listening and literacy engagement activities). Or, it can be used to its full potential in a way that impacts learners right across Years 3, 4, 5, and 6 during the course of a day which concludes with a fun high energy finale called a 'Poetry Slam'. Every aspect is detailed with easy to follow instructions in the pack.

If you require support with running your slam we have specialist educational poets who can fully facilitate and host

your school's first British Cultural Values poetry day from start to finish and model the format

of delivery for teachers who can then run the event at your school in future.


The format is based upon reaching 240 pupils, 2 form entry Years 3-6, which can be adapted for smaller schools.

The day begins with an assembly of fun engagement which leads onto classroom based creative development writing/performing. Towards the end of the school day all classes come together for a whole school poetry slam/showcase competition (X-Factor style) with each class performing poems around given themes of British Values. We have had great feedback from staff at schools who have used the resource and seen the slam format which can be seen in the video above.

Our aim is to help develop pupil voice, increase literacy confidence and curricular engagement, boys engagement, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and support the Department for Education's aim, which is to "...promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word. The national curriculum for English reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development across the whole curriculum – cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. Teachers should therefore ensure the continual development of pupils’ confidence and competence in spoken language and listening skills." 

- Department for Education.

To receive your FREE British Cultural Values PDF

poetry pack (worth £97) please fill in the contact form below.

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