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How To Enter

Ask pupils to write their mini saga, ensuring their name, surname and age are included on the entry form.

Send your entries, along with your school entry form to:

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Writing Tips

Tip #1

Remembrance Day is an ideal way to talk about war and how it affected people's lives in so many ways.

It's also a great way to discuss what a superhero is ... a human with super powers such as flying or laser eyes as depicted in fiction or what about everyday heroes, from soldiers to doctors and fire fighters, who save lives on a daily basis.

Can your pupils write a story on Remembrance Day about a war hero?

Lest we forget.

Tip #2 - A Day in the Life Of ...

Ask pupils to tell us what a day in the life of a superhero is really like! What do superheroes eat and do in their spare time? Do they have to wash their costume? Do they have a funny story about a time that using their super powers went wrong ... Maybe the story can be written from the superhero's mum, pet, side-kick or best friend's point of view for a bit of a twist!

You can use the mask templates and role play activity to really get pupils enthused to write their superhero story!

Tip #3

A superhero doesn't have to be a human, what a about a super animal, with amazing super powers instead? Pupils may be familiar with Krypto the Super Dog or Super Ted, but they don't have to stop at pets, any animal could save the day!

What about Hydro Dolphin Vs Storm Shark? Captain Nellie (an elephant with amazing strength and hearing) and his side kick Wonder Cub (a nimble but cute tiger)? Or pupils could cross a human and an animal to make their superhero, it worked out for Peter Parker!

Tip #4

With a 200-word limit in place, pupils need to be able to tell a complete story succinctly. However, consider asking pupils to plan their story, then focus on one part and develop this section in further detail.

For example, they could explain part of their battle scene in lots of imaginative detail ... is the superhero sweating, arms shuddering as they support a whole building, preventing it from plummeting to destruction? Or perhaps the hero is forcing a flaming meteor off course from our planet. Ask pupils to describe a dramatic and exciting scenario and their hero’s role in it ...

Tip #5

Use our handy Story Scenarios cards.

Either pick one scenario for the whole class, or hand out a different card to each table / group. Now they have a story starter, which they can use as the opening sentence, they need to decide what happens next...

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