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Michael from Pontyclun recites the poem Matilda by Hilaire Belloc, as part of the BBC's 2009 competition Off By Heart.

Off By Heart is a competition run by the BBC to encourage primary school pupils to engage with learning and reciting poetry. Every primary school in the UK was invited to nominate one pupil, aged 7-11, to take part.

The winner of Off By Heart will be announced at the grand final in April 2009.


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