Brain Swap
Poetry Competition

7-11 Years

Brain Swap Graphic

Brain Swap challenges 7-11 year-olds to write a poem from someone else’s point of view and gives them the very exciting opportunity of being published too!

Who (or what) intrigues or inspires your pupils? From their idol or pet, to an object or person from history, Brain Swap throws open the doors to creativity and originality, ensuring you have engaged, enthusiastic children that can’t wait to get writing!

It's a fun activity to use in class or home learning. Use the downloadable worksheet, or children can write / type their poem instead.


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

  • Ask your pupils to write their poem, ensuring their name, age and school name are included

  • Only one entry per pupil, there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

  • Where possible, the school to send / upload / email all their pupils' entries to us

  • Poems can be on the worksheet or an A4 sheet of paper or typed.

  • Poems must be your students' own work.

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

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

For Schools

1st Prize

£500 Hope Education Voucher & The
Young Writers’ Award of Excellence

2nd Prize

£250 Hope Education Voucher

3rd Prize

£100 Hope Education Voucher


School prizes are awarded from entries received
in the 2019/2020 academic year.

Brain Swap Prize
Brain Swap Prize

For Pupils

10 fantastic goody bags to be won!

Pupil prizes will be selected from entries received in the Summer Term 2020.


Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

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

Writing Tips

Tips will be added here each week that the competition is running.


Please fill in the form below to reveal the resource download links:

By Post

If you'd prefer to be sent the resources, please fill in the form below (including amounts of each resource required) and we'll get them posted to you:

Get In Touch

Young Writers KS2
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 24th July 2020