Ancient Adventures 2022 |
Creative Writing Competition

7-11 Years

Ancient Adventures 2022 Video

Let's get inspired to write with history...

Which era or person will get creativity flowing?

Take the excitement of history and mix it with imagination to create ancient adventures!

Your pupils can pick any person, place or event from history to inspire their mini saga, a story told in just 100 words.

From discovering a pharaoh's tomb or a soldier in the trenches to being Queen Victoria or an explorer sailing the seven seas it's a great way to tie in creative writing with your current history topic, to get your pupils having a bit of fun and to create original short stories.

There are many additional resources ready to have your pupils raring to write! There are several ways to enter your pupils' work too from post to email or even using the Online Writing Portal... which ticks another cross-curricular link & there is even a how to handy guide to download for it!

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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. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

  • Your pupils' entries must be their own work.

  • Mini sagas can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed or an adult can scribe/type (on a computer or using the Online Writing Portal)

  • Each pupil's name, age and school name should be included on their entry.

  • 100-word limit for mini sagas (excluding the title).

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

For Schools

Young Writers’ Award of Excellence, a year’s annual subscription to SPaG Monsters online literacy game and an awesome selection of books.

2 x Runners-Up

Each school receives a framed certificate and a year’s school annual subscription to SPaG Monsters online literacy game.

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the 2021/2022 academic year)

For Pupils

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


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

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Summer Term 2022. Goody bag image is an example, contents may differ)


Send your entries by uploading them:

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Enter through our pupil writing portal:

Writing Portal

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

By Post

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

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

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Get In Touch

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 22nd July 2022