Your pupils are invited to enter the land of Rhymecraft to create their own world and then write a poem inspired by it. From candyland and underwater cities to worlds of snow or dragons, pupils can let their imaginations run wild!
It’s time to take imagination to another level..
See what others think of Rhymecraft…
"We enjoyed watching the video with the BFP. Thank you."
"Class really enjoyed the resources. Even the boys were fully engaged."
"The children really enjoyed this writing challenge - creating and sharing their poems."
"Pupils loved how the entry form looks like Minecraft - there are a few poems about this! We set the competition as homework following National Poetry Day."
"Our pupils found this activity motivating."
"Nice competition to introduce our young students to poetry."
"The children have thoroughly enjoyed working on these poems! The video and resources were interesting and very helpful."
"The children loved it! Lots of ideas."
"Great competition, children were very enthusiastic and they engaged themselves to use the best poetic techniques."
"The pupils showed a real interest in the competitions title - 'Rhyme Craft'."
"Some children were very engaged with this. "
"The children loved the planning sheets and were engaged in the poetry writing. "
"The children really enjoyed watching the video. "
"Very entertaining introduction that engaged all levels of pupils. We joined years 3-6 in the senior school hall and had a great time writing poetry. "
"The students completed these poems during poetry club. They really enjoyed being creative."
"We really enjoyed this unit of writing!"
"Great range of resources! Really engaging!"
"The children have enjoyed learning about different poetic features and trying to apply them to a poem of their choice."
"The children had fun writing their poems. They enjoyed exploring styles and features."
"The children really enjoyed this one - particularly the boys."
"A fantastic competition the children were engaged and the resources were excellent."
"Very enjoyable to teach with engaging resources which the children loved. "
"Kids loved this topic!"
"A great idea for a competition. The children loved it!"
"Fantastic opportunity for the children to write for a real, external audience. Exciting stimuli used as well."
"We love this opportunity to make our writers into published poets! Thanks."
"Excellent resources, including the online lesson. The children really enjoyed taking part and creating their poems."
"The children really enjoyed this! We wrote the first draft into our English books!"
"Engaging and motivating. Format allowed all abilities to succeed."
"Children love these competitions and are always excited when the next one pops through the letterbox."
"My children loved this, actually very inspiring. "
"Thank you so much for providing this stimulus!"
"The pupils thoroughly enjoyed writing poems using different techniques."
"Great fun! Thanks for the resources. Boys loved them with the Minecraft link."
"This was a really engaging competition which was thoroughly enjoyed by our pupils. Thank you very much."
"A broad scope to allow for children to become inspired."
"Another well made and engaging activity - thanks!"
"We have really enjoyed this competition. The online video was very useful in teaching the poetry."
"A great resource, ready to use and inspiring."
"My class were so motivated - a real purpose!"
"The children love your challenges! Well done!"
"The concept of 'Rhyme-Craft' is fantastic - the children enjoyed the lessons so much. Poetry linked with Minecraft - Great idea! "
"Exciting and engaging for the children! They thoroughly enjoyed building their poem with super resources!"
"Children loved the video - really helped them to focus their thinking!"
"Our children loved writing the poems. "
"Children really enjoyed this competition, they based it on the Victorians. Thank you."
"The has really engaged the boys."
"Great engaging resource - the children loved it! The website video was really clear and allowed the children to follow step-by-step."
"The children lobed the 'Minecraft' theme!"
"The pupils really enjoy watching the videos of the BFP!"
"Pupils absolutely love crafting their rhymes! Can't wait for the next competition!"
"Great competition! The children loved it and were very excited! Good planning sheet too!"
"The children were hooked by the 'Rhyme Craft' theme."
"Kids loved the concept."
"Another excellent competition, the kids loved it!"
"Children loved doing this at home with their parents!"
"The children have thoroughly enjoyed the Rhymecraft task and enjoyed the teaching video that accompanied it. Very engaging! They were very motivated by the fact their work could be published in a book!"
"A well-resourced competition that inspired the children, thank you!"
"Well done on getting one of my reluctant boys writing! He performed his poem to the whole year group and was wonderfully enthusiastic - thank you!"
"Wow - that's fantastic to hear thank you for letting us know! We hope your pupil starts a life-long of creative writing from now :)"
"An excellent format to motivate children."
"What a fantastic way to inspire the children! Thank you!"
"The children simply loved it. We had a big performance of all our poems at the end."
Tyne & Wear
"Thank you for sharing how inspired your pupils were - the performance sounds fantastic, wished we could have been there!"
"My children have loved taking part in this competition, great resources!"
"Children loved the theme - very motivating, also appeals to boys."
"Great stimulus for writing!"
"Rhymecraft is a brilliant, engaging activity, which the children loved!"
"Beautifully coloured sheets that attracted the young children's attention :)"
"A wonderful way to engage students in writing poetry!"
"Children are really enthusiastic when they know they have the chance to be published"
"The video was blocked by Avato in the school :("
"Hi, we're sorry that your school security system blocked the video. If they can't make an exception for the Rhymecraft video, then we can email the video instead next time!"
"Great competition, children loved this!"
Tyne & Wear
"My children will be thrilled if they get chosen for the book! A great way to start the year!"
"The children absolutely loved this activity. They were very creative and proud of their results."
Only one entry per pupil
Poems can be written or typed on any theme and in any poetic style
Please ensure that all pupils include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form
The school with the best set of entries will win the Young Writers’ Award of Excellence, which they can showcase in their school.
PLUS a huge bundle of books for your school library.
The 10 best writers will each win a Rhymecraft Goodie Bag packed full of fun!
Every entrant will receive a bookmark and sticker! Pupils selected for publication will also receive a certificate!
Closing Date: Friday 16th of February 2018
To see the competition pack, including Full Competition Information, Entry Forms, resources, and more… please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.
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Closing Date: Friday 16th of February 2018