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Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Friday 9th of June 2017

Poetry Competition for 5-7 Year-Olds

Poetry Safari

Introduce younger pupils to poetry and help them create their own original poem inspired by animals with Poetry Safari!

From wild animals and sea creatures to pets and dinosaurs, pupils can write about any animal they choose. They could even create their own crazy creature!


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Rules

  • Only one entry per pupil

  • Poems can be written or typed

  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Friday 9th of June 2017

Prizes

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For Schools

1st Prize £500

2nd Prize £250

3rd Prize £100

PLUS a free copy of the book that your pupils feature in!

For Pupils

Top 5 Little Poets Win An Animal Adoption Package

  • Certificate if selected for publication

  • Bookmark for every entrant

  • Sticker for every entrant – can be ordered once entries are received

How To Enter

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  • You can enter via post, to:
    FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
    Young Writers KS1
    Remus House
    Peterborough
    PE2 9BF

  • Or you can upload poems to Online Entries

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads / Resources Request

  • Please ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the pupil entry form

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Friday 9th of June 2017

Downloads

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Writing Tips

Tip #1

In spring nature is abundant from birds nesting and squirrels coming out of hibernation to tadpoles, caterpillars and bees – there is lots going on whether it’s a sunny or rainy day!

Get out of the classroom and get outside! Ask them to look around, or watch an area for a few minutes – what do they see? Hear? Smell etc?

Use this exercise as a basis for their poem. Your pupils could write an acrostic inspired by an animal or insect they’ve seen. Perhaps your pupils would like to write a sense poem that includes all the different things they’ve seen etc. Or your pupils could try their hand at writing a riddle – can classmates guess which creature they’ve seen?

Tip #2

Have you tried animal mashups to inspire your pupils to write an original animal-inspired poem?

An animal mashup is where you take two (or more) animals and pick physical and character traits from each to create a new creature! From a cat’s fur and shark’s fin to duck feet and a snake’s lightning strike this is a really fun way to get pupils’ imaginations fired up.

Once they have planned their animal mashup, they are ready to name it and write a poem about it! Animal mashups lend themselves to both acrostics and riddles!

Tip #3

Have images of 'summer' wildlife on display in your classroom. From butterflies, fledglings and dolphins, to rock pool sea creatures, dragonflies and bees, inspire your pupils' poetry with these wonderful creatures and their amazing summer habitats! 


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Contact Us

FREEPOST RSLY-AUJA-RAHY
Young Writers KS1
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524
Email: info@youngwriters.co.uk

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

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For teachers to upload their pupils' submissions

Extended Deadline - Closing Date: Friday 9th of June 2017

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