Silly School Trips
Creative Writing Competition

5-7 Years

Get imaginations fizzing with ideas as your young writers 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!

This is a fun activity to engage little imaginations whether in the classroom or home learning. Pupils can either use the downloadable worksheet or hand write / type their silly story!


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.

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

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:

Enter Now

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

Tips will be added here each week that the competition is running.


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 7th August 2020