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Bonkers Monsters

5-11 Years

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Use the differentiated resources to get your whole school writing today...

Fangtastic news! Here’s a brilliant way to inspire ALL pupils at your school to get creative with Young Writers’ latest competition, Bonkers Monsters!

It’s guaranteed to get pupils’ imaginations running wild and eager to get writing... even reluctant writers. It’s easy to take part and your pupils could see themselves as published writers.

There are 2 styles of worksheets, one designed for 7-11 year-olds and one for 5-7 year-olds, which make it easy for pupils to plan and write their mini sagas (a story told in 100 words). There are also lots of online resources tailored to each age range to help support your pupils to write.

Mix and match the worksheets and resources as you wish to - use what is best for your pupils!

When your pupils create their own monster, it instantly engages them and encourages them to use their imagination, let the roarsome fun begin!

Every participating school receives 2 complimentary copies of the book their pupils feature in along with a 28-day free trial to SPaG Monsters online literacy game, plus a bookmark and sticker for every entrant and prizes up for grabs... see the prize section for further info.

Remember, if you want your pupils to type their work during a lesson or as homework, use the free Online Writing Portal in your teacher account, which you can sign up or log back into here.

School Prizes

1st Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence, a year's annual subscription to SPaG Monsters & an awesome selection of books!

2 x Runners-Up

Each school wins a framed certificate and a selection of books


Every participating school receives 2 x free copies of the book their pupils feature in AND a 28-day free SPaG Monsters trial, which will be awarded after the closing date.)

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

Pupil Prizes

Our 10 favourite published writers 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 Spring Term 2022. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ)

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