A Wander In The Woods |
Creative Writing Competition

7-11 Years

A Wander In The Woods Video

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

Did you know that the National Literacy Trust reported only 50% of children enjoy creative writing?
It’s decreasing year on year... let’s put a stop to that now!

A Wander In The Woods will take your young writer's imagination on an adventure, whether you can do that outside or set the scene at home.

Your young writer's mini saga (a story told in just 100 words) can be inspired by one of the 8 story starters we've provided to help them focus their writing and give them the confidence to write. Alternatively, they can be inspired by the woodland theme and perhaps write a spooky campfire tale or about nature!

There are 3 entry forms to choose from: a Word doc version so no printing needed! You can then print either of the worksheets - one has a story mountain planning sheet and the other has space to draw or write the plan, so choose the one that best suits your young writer!



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

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Your child's name, age and address must be included with their entry.

  • Your child's mini saga must be told in no more than 100 words (the title isn't included in this).

  • Independent entries are still eligible for pupil prizes.

  • Your child's mini saga can be written on the worksheet or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Your child's mini saga must be their own work.

  • Independent entrants must have a UK address to enter.

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


A Wander In The Woods Prize

Our 5 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!

Closing Date: Friday 23rd July 2021