"Poet Michael Rosen had the idea for Perform-a-Poem while he was the fifth Children's Laureate (2007-9). He wanted to create a website where young people could upload videos of their performances of poems and browse other children's poetry performance videos, as a fun way to help children engage with poetry in the classroom. Perform-a-Poem is part of Michael's Poetry-Friendly Classroom website, which offers teachers video tips, activity sheets, links and other resources to help make their classrooms poetry-friendly. Perform-a-Poem was developed by Booktrust in association with Michael Rosen and the London Grid for Learning. The site is hosted by the London Grid for Learning"