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This Is Me

7-11 Years

This Is Me Video

With This Is Me, give every pupil the chance to shine!

Young Writers invites your pupils to write a poem for This Is Me and celebrate themselves in verse.

Your pupils can explore who they are and it’s a great way to discuss emotions in a safe space. From writing about someone who inspires them to their dreams for the future or even an acrostic using their name or a word that describes them, there is so much to get your pupils enjoying poetry writing.

It’s National Poetry Day on 7th October 2021 and the theme is “Choices” – This Is Me complements this fantastic annual event as your pupils can choose to empower themselves, and others, through their words.

There's a ton of free resources for you to download, including a handy parent info guide to explain how to take part, an engaging video, a fantastic lesson plan, an idea generator as well as example poems and video poem inspiration to help support your pupils to write their 'This Is Me' poems in any style.

If you haven't tried the Online Writing Portal yet (where your pupils type their work during a lesson or as homework) check it out today at

School Prizes

1st Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and £100 National Book Token for your class


The Positive Teacher Company prize bundle that includes a subject leader journal, 3 x planners and 2 x academic diaries for you!

2 x Runners-Up

Each wins a framed certificate and a selection of books


Every participating school receives a free copy of the book their pupils feature in!

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the 2021/2022 academic year.)

Pupil Prizes

Our 10 favourite published poets will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and we award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2021. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ)

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