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The Young Writers Newsletter - Parent

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Dear Parent,

Earlier this month schools across the UK celebrated the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. For this special occasion we hid a very special golden ticket in one of our September orders.

Congratulations to Woodside Academy who found the golden ticket and have won £100 Love 2 Shop vouchers!

We also have lots of free book giveaways for you to enter, read on to find out how!

August Newsletter Giveaway!

Well done to Amber Akhter who has won a Staedtler Triplus Colour Pen Set and Becky Mobbs who has won a £20 National Book Token just for opening last month's newsletter!

Next month we will be giving away two sets of Berol Soft Artist Pastels to two lucky subscribers just for opening this newsletter!

Remember to open each month's newsletter to be automatically entered into the draws!

Poetry Rivals 2016

Does your child love writing poetry and would shine on stage? Poetry Rivals is back for 2016 to showcase poetry from 7-17 year-olds, where they have the opportunity to be published and perform their poetry on stage in front of a live audience and judging panel!

TThis year there are amazing prizes up for grabs, including the winner's height in books and an Aspiring Authors Package with Spiderwize or 500!

Find out more at:

The Search for Santa Begins

Take a peek through the window,
Listen out for his sleigh,
Get ready for Christmas
...Santa is on his way!

The Magic Chair is a uniquely crafted personalised adventure storybook, where your little one is the star. Watch their faces light up when they see their name and personalised character on the front cover and throughout the book.

Let the latest instalment of the Magic Chair series take your child on a quest like no other. Soaring high into the night's sky, visiting Santa's little helpers, Rudolph and the Snowmen at the Christmas Ball - there's lots of exciting places to be on this magical Search for Santa.

Create your book here...

Young Writers Birthday Balloon Release

On Friday 23rd September the Young Writers' team and students from Nene Park Academy headed to Ferry Meadows in Peterborough to release 25 prize balloons to celebrate the 25th birthday of Young Writers. Each of the balloons has a special prize ticket attached, so if you come across a balloon with a special Young Writers tag don't forget to get in touch with us!

A massive thank you to all the students at Nene Park Academy, Peterborough!

National Poetry Day 6th October

To celebrate National Poetry Day we will have a fantastic GIVEAWAY on our Facebook and Twitter pages on the 6th October. You could win the below books and even more for your child to enjoy!

It's Not My Fault!
By Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow

Poetry Pie
By Roger McGough

I Don't Like Poetry
By Joshua Seigal

Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies
By John Dougherty

Jelly Boots Smelly Boots
By Michael Rose

Don't forget to check out our Poetry Book feature, which recommends lots of poetry books for all ages!

Ghost Stories Competition

It's time to get in to the Halloween spirit with scary costumes, pumpkins and trick or treating. This Halloween why not see how imaginative your child can be by writing their very own ghost story! This is the perfect activity for children to do running up to the spookiest night of the year.

Why not also download our fun free Halloween creative pack full of fun things to on the run up to and on the 31st October!

If you child has read a great book, why not send us their review as we feature a selection of young writers' reviews every month on our website!

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YoungMinds is the country's leading Children and Young People's mental health charity. They have been working with schools to help them to build the resilience of their pupils. They have been working directly with small groups of children in primary schools across an East London Borough helping the children to create their own ideas and projects around resilience building in their schools.

In this academic year's poetry competition, Poetry Emotions, we're working with YoungMinds. We're aiming to raise a huge 5,000 to help raise awareness for YoungMinds and the great work they do to support children and young people

So far we have raised 3578.10 (up to 23rd September) - thank you for your support!

You can view our donation progress here.