The Adventures Of... |
Creative Writing Competition

5-7 Years

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Engage your pupils with story writing!

Imaginations can be ignited anywhere, it’s one thing the pandemic can’t restrict!

Inspire your pupils to get writing using the fun worksheets that help them plan and write an original story! 

If your pupils need more support with their writing, why not download the selection of themed story templates that have pictures to help pupils write their story!

Pupils can star in their own story, or write about someone (or something) that interests them. Maybe they'll be a nurse for the day, or an animal, or a pirate or even you! Perhaps they'll write from someone else's point of view!

What adventures will they go on as imaginations are set alight in your classroom...?

If your pupils are home learning or you want to go paperless, log in to your teacher account here: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/online/teachers to use the fantastic Online Writing Portal. (If you need a reminder of your school's login info please email [email protected] from your school email.) Or there is a word document version of the worksheet so pupils can plan and write their story easily too.

Let's get your pupils started on their writing adventures today!



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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.

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

  • 250-word limit on stories.

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

  • Pupils' stories must be their own work!

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

  • Story templates are optional - there is a 'create your own' template alongside the pupil worksheet depending on the level of support needed.

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 a bundle of books for their school library for the school with the best selection of entries overall.

2 x Runners-Up

Each receives a framed certificate and a bundle of books for their school library!

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the 2020/2021 academic year.)

PLUS

Every participating school receives a complimentary copy of the book their pupils feature in.

The Adventures Of... Prize

For Pupils

Our 10 favourite published writers each win an amazing creative writing goody bag!

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Tern 2020 and awarded next term. The goody bag contents may differ from the image.)

PLUS

Every entrant receives a bookmark and sticker, and writers chosen for publication are awarded a certificate too!

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

Tip #1

Help your pupils think about the 5 key points in their story: who, what, why, when and where. This helps them consider what will happen further into the story rather than getting absorbed into their idea and forgetting about the planning!

Tip #2

Take your class mascot on amazing adventures! (If you don’t have a class mascot, don’t worry, you can create one – you just need a soft toy or puppet to help your pupils be excited to write.)

Download the Pupil Planning Worksheet – this will help you complete this activity easily.

Have your mascot at the front of the class – introduce it to your pupils! Now ask them to draw a quick sketch of it in box 1 on their planning sheet.

Now, they can keep the mascot’s name as it is, or they can re-name it – write this down in box 2.

Next skip to box 4 – each pupil picks a place to take the mascot, encourage them to pick different options for variety!

It’s time to plan the story... so where does the story start? Perhaps your pupils take the mascot home from school? It could fall into their bag or appear on their doorstep! The story could even start on the way to their chosen place, or they could already be there.

What exciting event happens in the middle of their story? The mascot could go missing or find some treasure, or even come to life!

Now how does the story end? The easiest way for younger pupils to end their story is to arrive home or return the mascot to school.

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 18th December 2020