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A Wander In The Woods

7-11 Years

A Wander In The Woods Video

Inspire your young writers to write a mini saga, a story told in 100 words!

It’s your last chance to get involved in this amazing competition that has already inspired over 20,000 pupils to get writing!

Whether you get your class outside this summer and use the great outdoors to inspire their writing or explore language, character and plot from the comfort of your classroom, A Wander In The Woods will ignite imaginations and help your pupils create original stories.

By inviting your pupils to write a mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) it helps remove the fear of getting something wrong and seems less daunting, but trust us a lot of excitement, tension, suspense, fun and laughter can be packed into 100 words - you pupils will love the challenge!

If you go down to the woods today you're in for... an amazing lesson!

School Prizes

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.)


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

Pupil Prizes

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

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring Term 2021 and awarded next term. The goody bag contents may differ from the image.)


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

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