Silly School Trips
Creative Writing Competition

5-7 Years

Make your pupils' imaginations fizz with ideas as they make an ordinary school trip extraordinary by adding a dash of silly with Silly School Trips creative writing competition!

From a trip to the moon on a rocket to rescuing royalty when visiting a castle, or having a picnic with animals at the zoo, your KS1 children will love writing their stories and you'll love reading them!

Don't forget to download or request your free teaching resources for Silly School Trips creative writing competition today...


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.

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the school's details.

  • Stories can be written on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.

  • Stories must be your pupils' own work.

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entries.

  • Word limit is 250 words.

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

For Schools

1st Place

£500 Hope Education Resource Voucher and the Young Writers' Award of Excellence

2nd Place

£250 Hope Education Resource Voucher

3rd Place

£100 Hope Education Resource Voucher

Silly School Trips Prize

For Pupils

One lucky writer will have their silly story professionally made into a book!

Plus, there's a bookmark and sticker for every entrant, and pupils chosen for publication will receive a certificate. 

The pupil winner will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2020 and announced the following term. 


Send your entries by uploading them:

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

By Post

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

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

Writing Tips

Tip #1

It's World Book Day on 5th March so why not use this super fun day to inspire your pupils with Silly School Trips?

What if your pupils...

  • Got sucked into the book and became the character?
  • If something funny happened while your class is dressed up?
  • Write a silly school trip inspired by a book you're reading in class?

Bring books and writing to life this Thursday in style!

Tip #2

It's British Science Week - the perfect way to tie in a silly school trip across the curriculum!

Your pupils could write about an imaginary school trip to a science lab and make a potion - what would they make, and what would happen?

Or maybe they could have a potion that makes them shrink or turn into a giant for a day - what would they do?

They could have a pretend class trip to the moon! How would they get there, and what would they see or do?

Science is almost as much fun as creative writing!

Tip #3

Taking part in Share A Million Stories? It's a new literacy campaign through the World Book Day organisers that you can use with Silly School Trips.

Here's how...

  • Read an adventure book with your class.
  • Talk about what they liked and what they didn't.
  • Talk about trips they've been on at school and at home.
  • Discuss how you could make them into silly school trips...


Please fill in the form below to reveal the resource download links:

By Post

If you'd prefer to be sent the resources, please fill in the form below (including amounts of each resource required) and we'll get them posted to you:

Get In Touch

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 24th July 2020