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Poetry Safari 2021 |
Poetry Competition

5-7 Years

Poetry Safari 2021 Video

It's time for a roarsome poetry writing adventure!

Get writing today with Poetry Safari...

Poetry Safari lets you take your pupils anywhere... from the savannah, the Arctic or Jurassic times to the school field or a zoo. Have a writing adventure where acrostics, riddle or sense poems help your pupils use imagery and build vocabulary too!

It’s easy to link in with your current topic or favourite book, or let your pupils be inspired by a pet, animal or creature they love... or are even scared of!

We've also launched the new, free teacher accounts, you can sign in or create yours at www.youngwriters.co.uk/teachers and then access the Online Writing Portal where pupils can type their poems directly into during a lesson (or home learning!).



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Rules

To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

  • Ask your pupils to write/type their poem, ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • Where possible, the school to send / upload / email all their pupils' entries to us.

  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Poems must be your pupils' own work.

  • Independent entries are welcome - please provide your home address details instead of the school's / use the independent entry form.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

For Schools

1st Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and an awesome book bundle

2 x Runners-Up

A framed certificate and an awesome book bundle 

School winners will be chosen from entries received in the 2020/2021 academic year.

For Pupils

Our favourite 10 published young writers each win a creative writing goody bag!

Winners are chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2021. Goody bag contents may differ from photo.

PLUS

Every entrant receives a sticker and bookmark.
A certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication!

Online

Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

Enter through our pupil typing portal:

Writing Portal

Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Post

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS1
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Writing Tips


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Tip #1

Have you tried animal mash-ups to inspire your pupils to write an original animal-inspired poem?

An animal mash-up is where you take two (or more) animals and pick physical and character traits from each to create a new creature! From a cat’s fur and shark’s fin to duck feet and a snake’s lightning strike, this is a really fun way to get pupils’ imaginations fired up.

Once they have planned their animal mash-up, they are ready to name it and write a poem about it! Animal mash-ups lend themselves to both acrostics and riddles!

Tip #2

Ask pupils to imagine any animal or creature is their imaginary friend. What does their friend look like? What do they do? You can let pupils choose what they do with their animal companion, or you could suggest a setting such as a theme park, at school, or in the supermarket.

This is a great way to encourage younger pupils to write a narrative poem and use description in their writing too!

Get In Touch

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FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS1
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Email
[email protected]

Tel
(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 12th February 2021