Poetry In Motion Schools 2023-2024 – Open for Applications! – closing 9 June

Calling all young poets and their schools across N Ireland

Community Arts Partnership’s celebrated schools creative writing programme Poetry In Motion Schools (PIMS), which began in 2000, is still going strong. It has continued to engage thousands of pupils of all ages and their teachers in a successful annual poetry programme culminating in a celebratory event, the launch of an anthology to be called “Write Where We Belong”, and the presentation of the tenth anniversary of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement next March 2024.

Poetry in Motion Schools is open to all schools across Northern Ireland: primary, post primary, special school, preparatory, hospital schools and so on. It is a fully-resourced programme supported by National Lottery funding from our principal funder, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Not only do we have a top team of the absolute best poetry facilitators (all producing poets themselves) but we are delighted to support and in turn receive the goodwill and enthusiasm of teachers and the energetic participation of their pupils.

To submit your school’s application, go to the link below.

Poetry In Motion Schools 2023-2024 Applications

Please complete and submit the application by:


Watch the launch video of the Seamus Heaney Award for Achievement 2023 and the ‘Together, Apart’ anthology.

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