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Story Shop

Closing Date: Friday 21st of December 2018

The Story Shop is here to inspire your pupils aged 5-7 to get writing!

Through a child's eyes, everyday items can take them on extraordinary adventures... a snorkel could mean diving for treasure, swimming with mermaids or sharks, or even safely walking the plank on a pirate ship!

Let pupils explore ideas in a fun and exciting way, they can use the themed templates provided to help them write their own story or use the 'create your own' template.

The story shop opens up the doorway to your pupils' imaginations... use the simple activity provided to get your pupils enjoying creative writing.

In The Story Shop pupil's can become any character they want to be, where will your pupils’ imaginations take them...?

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

  • Stories can be on the entry form or A4 sheet of paper

  • Stories must be your pupils' own work

  • Ensure that all pupils include their name and age on their entries

Closing Date: Friday 21st of December 2018


For Schools

1st Prize - 1 x £500

2nd Prize - 1 x £250

3rd Prize - 1 x £100

For Pupils

Our 5 favourite little writers will each win a fantastic goody bag packed full of prizes to encourage reading and writing!

Winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2018. Our editors love to read every story we receive and will take any learning difficulties they are made aware of into account.

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How To Enter

Closing Date: Friday 21st of December 2018


Te see the competition pack, including Full Competition Information, Storyboards, Lesson Plan, and more... please fill in the short form below. All download links will appear once the form is sent and the links will also be emailed to you.



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Writing Tips

Tip #1

We do our best to make sure we make things easy for you and engaging for the pupils, so take advantage of what we offer!

Utilise the Free Resources!

  • Call, email or request online additional story templates – they are free and we’ll send as many as you need!
  • Download the optional lesson plan and presentation
  • Pop the closing date in your diary and paperclip the freepost sticker on that page
  • Follow us on Twitter @YoungWritersCW for tips, ideas as well as to see how other schools are getting involved

We provide everything you need to take part… let us know if we don’t, if something’s missing that would make your life even easier, let us know!

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Contact Us

Young Writers KS1
Remus House

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110
Fax: 01733 313524

Alternatively, you can upload your entries!

Closing Date: Friday 21st of December 2018

Competition Terms & Conditions

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