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Super Pets |
Creative Writing Competition
| 5-7 Years

Super Pets Video

Create super stories with Super Pets today!

Your pupils will be inspired to write an incredible superhero adventure story about their furry, feathered or scaly friends...

We're inviting your pupils to create a superhero or villain, inspired by real-life pets or favourite animals, then write a story about their amazing adventure in up to 250 words.

Will your pupils' hero be a courageous cat or a brave badger? Perhaps they'll go with a villainous viper or sneaky stick insect! What superpowers will they have? Your pupils will love the freedom of creating their very own super pet, and more reluctant writers will be reassured by the familiar superhero theme.  

Benefits of entering:

🐶 Free to enter

🦆 Opportunity to be published in a real book!

🐱 Engages your pupils to help increase writing stamina

🐠 Gives your pupils a purpose to write

🐢 Creates confident writers

🐷 Fantastic prizes to be won

🐳 Ready-made lesson plan to save you time

🐍 Downloadable scaffolded worksheets available

There are also loads of free resources to download, including example stories, a sequencing activity and scaffolded worksheets with alternative plot ideas to support your pupils' needs. Make sure you hit the download button to access them.

You'll receive a free copy of the book your pupils feature in, and for every 30 entries you send in we'll give you an extra copy, so share these great resources with your colleagues and get all your 4-7 year-olds writing today!

Every hero has a story, so let's get writing! 

Closing Date: 22nd December 2023.

We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...

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Printed Resources

Save money on printing, let us know how many you'd like of the resources below, and we'll pop them in the post for you!

Teacher Information Card
Pupil Worksheet

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You'll get access to...

PowerPoint PDF
Scaffolded Worksheet Super Baddy
Scaffolded Worksheet Bank Robbery
Parent Information Guide
Pupil Dog Worksheet
Scaffolded Worksheet Night Patrol
Pupil Worksheet
Teacher Entry Form
Teacher Information Card
Colour Worksheet
Lesson Plan
Pupil Cat Worksheet
Sequencing Activity

Competition Rules

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

  • Closing Date: Friday 22nd December 2023
  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries all together where possible!

  • Ask your pupils to write their story (or an adult can scribe/type it), ensuring their name, age and school name are included.

  • Stories can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or in the Online Writing Portal).

  • Ensure you have the relevant permissions to enter from your headteacher/SLT, if this is required by your school or trust. (We can complete any Cyber Security or GDPR forms required, please email them over!)

  • Your pupils' stories must be their own work!

  • Each pupil's name, age and school name should be included on their entry. (Entries can be submitted with first names only or initials if needed.)

  • 250-word limit.

  • UK entrants only.

  • Free to enter.

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

For Schools

The school that submits the best overall set of entries will win The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a £100 National Book Token for their class.

PLUS every participating school receives a free copy of the book their pupils feature in! (Remember, you receive 1 free copy for every 30 entries you submit! E.g. 1-30 entries you receive 1 copy, 31-60 entries you receive 2 copies, etc)

For Pupils

Our 5 favourite published writers will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!


Every entrant receives a bookmark and sticker. We award a certificate of merit to all young writers chosen for publication.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2023. The prize will be sent in the following term. Goody bag image is an example, contents may vary.)

Enter Online


Email your entries to [email protected]


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  Pupils type their entries online

Why not combine literacy and ICT by using the online writing portal? Pupils can type their work and you can submit them at the click of a button!

Writing Portal

Send by Freepost

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

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

We're looking forward to reading your pupils' stories!

Jenni, Editor

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Get In Touch

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 22nd December 2023