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Happy Teachers and Parents


Thank you for giving us such a lovely engaging activity. The video lesson plan was great fun too!

Helen Auster, Long Crendon School

Our children have loved doing this competition. The resources on the website were fantastic and helped my year 4s develop their poetry writing skills. They have flourished with the creativity of this competition.

Laura Davidson-Wood, Hill Top CE Primary School

Great opportunity for children to be creative - the ideas page really helped focus thoughts.

Abigail Lee, New Silksworth Academy

The children have been really inspired writing these and the English lead was really impressed! We really enjoyed it.

Sarah-Jayne Adair, The Batt CE Primary School

Children who don't normally enjoy writing engaged fully in the task and said they enjoyed it.

Orla Wilkinson, St Patrick's Primary School

The children enjoyed the freedom to invent their own monster; they came up with fantastic ideas. Building their acrostics was fun - they exchanged ideas and improved their writing.

Christina Lecky, St Charles RC Primary School

Fantastic resources, everything was seamless and easy. Thank you!

Jenny Gumley, Craiglockhart Primary School

Great to inspire the pupils. It shows them what is possible in the world of literacy.

Tom Sutton, St Albans RC Primary School

Great resources which really helped to deliver the expectations and break it down in stages for the children.

Sarah Smith, St Peter's Primary

Y5 love doing these competitions, their imaginations go wild!

Victoria Taylor, St John's CE VA Primary School

Our Year 5s loved preparing for this competition as part of our work on chocolate. We found the resources very useful.

Claire Gambles, Christ The King

Class really liked the theme of dreams, could be very creative with it.

Holli Soutar, Lochside Primary School

My class loved taking part in the 'Monster Acrostics' competition. It really gave them the opportunity to be creative and excited about poetry.

Elizabeth Hill, William Cassidi CofE Aided Primary School

Such a wonderful way to get the children involved and interested in poetry. We loved watching their imaginations go wild. Everyone was so proud of their fantastic poems.

Emilia Munro, Church Lench CE First School

A lovely competition for the children to engage with. They loved creating their poems ad feel excited to see them produced into a book!

Michelle Rossington, Heap Bridge Village Primary School

Thank you! The yr1 children loved the writing experience.

Sara Burman, Winslow Church of England School

The children really enjoyed this challenge. They loved drawing their monsters and their huge range of adjectives were amazing. So proud of them!

Linda Allen, Bidbury Infant School

Absolutely fantastic. The children thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. We would love more of these opportunities.

Kate Robinson, St Joseph's Primary Catholic School

The children loved creating their monsters. Thank you for this great opportunity!

Polly Lavelle, Knowleswood Primary School

The children really loved the topic for the poems!

Helen Wilson, Warthill CE Primary School

Great for engaging hard to reach pupils.

Rachel Watson, River Tune Academy

We've loved this theme! Thank you for the lovely resources also.

Anneka Read, Maple Medical PRU

Our Year 4 students were very motivated and engaged with this poetry competition. It gave the pupils an opportunity to delve deeper into their weird and wonderful dreams.

Josie Oliarnyk, Grace Mary Primary School

Our children have really immersed themselves in this poetry theme. A massive thankyou!

Mrs Cameron, James Wolfe Primary School

A lovely competition that really inspired our children. It led to interesting discussion about our dreams.

Gemma Lloyd, George Street Primary School

Good form - jars helpful prompt. Attractive appearance excited positive response from pupils.

Mrs Woods, Altham St James Church of England Primary School

Children loved doing this and took pride in doing it at home!

Emily Burnley, Keldmarsh Primary School

I always love the YW competitions as it is well resourced and it gives the children a real life context of writing and a good incentive.

Chelsey Lockhart, Bearnes Voluntary Primary School

The children were so excited. Thank you!

Andrea Turner, Hill House International Junior School

My class absolutely loved the preparation and writing for this competition - the prizes and incentives are so motivating.

Louise McDougall, St Fergus Primary School

The children really enjoyed this activity and got really creative with it!

Iona Mackay, Laurieston Primary School

Our students have loved learning about acrostic poems in Year 2. Thank you!

Rosa Sanchez Garcia, Fawcett Primary School

An excellent, stimulating, engaging resource for children we all really enjoyed this activity.

J Aitcheson, The Irish Society's Primary School

A great opportunity for children to write for pleasure.

Joseph Collum, St Matthew's Church of England Primary School

Thank you! The children really enjoyed this poetry writing lesson and had great fun describing and creating their monsters.

A Kerr, St Margaret's School

We loved doing 'This Is Me' so it's great that you offer an opportunity for a younger age group too.

Z Everett, The London Acorn School

Thank you for this fun opportunity. My class loved the idea to be creative and has allowed their imaginations to come to life on paper. I've read so many amazing animal diary entries.

S Shortt, St Albans RC Primary School

Such wonderful resources, providing a stimulating lesson for both year groups. Thank you Young Writers!

L de Klerk, Radnor House Prep School

Children enjoyed this writing activity and they enjoyed researching their chosen animal and an opportunity to showcase their skills.

D Singh, Moorlands Primary School

Great company - feedback was instant and so much information provided - will definitely work with you again.

L Steventon, Marlborough Infant School

Fun competition. Children really enjoyed the choices of writing. Very inclusive competition.

L Kilbridge, St Roch's Primary School

My class really enjoyed this, particularly the idea generator craft! This made our planning very engaging.

S Luke, Earlview Primary School

The children LOVED doing this. They are so proud of their progress and loved writing about our school dog Maggie.

E Burns, Forest School

Thank you! The pupils really enjoyed this lesson and had great fun talking about their animals.

N Hume, Auchinleck Primary School

The children really enjoyed using the plan to help write their story.

J Cummings, St Oswald's Catholic Infant School

The children have thoroughly enjoyed being creative and imaginative. One child said they had "let my mind explode".

D Ellis, Woodlands Primary & Nursery School

Fantastic, engaging resources. The children loved using their fortune tellers.

N Donaldson, Elphinstone Primary School

Thank you, we are grateful these kind of competitions exist.

R Shuttleworth, Leiston Primary School

The children in my class loved completing this activity. Their imaginations ran wild!

K marron, St Malachy's Primary School

Thank you for the helpful and stimulating resources. Kids loved this theme too!

W Foster, Bayford CE Primary School

Motivating and fun for pupils. Great resources available - planning sheet fantastic to help imagination.

L Baker, Philiphaugh Community School

The kids really enjoyed this! It provided lots of fun and enjoyment in writing.

Miss McGovern, St Denis' Primary School

Our school loved doing this, especially those who struggle with writing stamina! Thank you.

R Mistry, OSG

The children were very excited and motivated to take part in the competition.

A Brookes, St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

The children were very excited to complete this - having seen the other children have their work published in a previous competition.

H Trevithick, Thameside Primary School

Really inspiring a love for writing!

E Russell, Montbelle Primary School

The children had fun with this and it gave them freedom to express themselves. Thanks!

A J Watts, Ashby-de-la-Zouch CE Primary School

The children enjoyed writing their sagas. It helped to have example pieces to share with the class.

L Dawson, Newton Bluecoat CE Primary School

Fantastic competition! Children really enjoyed writing their stories! They showed imagination, enthusiasm and love for writing in their work!

V Supolova Beardmore, St Bede's Catholic Middle School

What a lovely opportunity for the children. This is the 2nd competition we have taken part in and can't wait to hear the results.

H Sunner, Kings Hill Primary School

Fabulous idea to build writing

R Martland, Moorhill Primary School

The children enjoyed the challenge of condensing their story into only 100 words.

M Duckworth, St Mary's RC Primary School

It gave our children a great purpose to draft and write. The 100 words challenged greater depth writers to think about word choice.

H Lobley, Torkington Primary School

The children loved the video and found the writing challenge very engaging.

L Flanagan, Victoria Lane Academy

A great idea to get the children thinking creatively!

S Horan, Colnbrook CE Primary School

Class were very engaged with the theme and lesson materials.

G Taylor, Logie Durno Primary School

Nice resource, children love using them and being free to write what they please.

V Grace, Astmoor Primary School

Great competition, my class loved the Crazy Creatures theme!

C Robinson, Whitley Chapel CE First School

Our students absolutely LOVED this competition - and so did we. Not only was the 'catastrophe' premise excellent for stirring a range of ideas, but the 100-word limit also compelled students to consider each word more carefully than ever.

A Tallon, King Edward VI Grammar School

The pupils in my creative writing class LOVED this competition. It produced a great interest in writing throughout the school!

Naomi, Penketh High School

Our students loved the challenge of 100 words. It made them choose carefully.

M Gibson, The John Roan School

Thank you for such inspiring competitions and resources! It is so wonderful to see students' work published.

R Stubbs, Heathside School

Brilliant way to get students writing creatively!

H Selmane, Manchester Academy

Students loved the dystopian theme.

M Watson, Harrogate Grammar School

A fantastic competition that really helped children celebrate their individualities.

R Lyon, Barkston & Syston CE Primary School Lincolnshire

Excellent resources and examples included in the presentation!

M Kissane, Broad Oak Academy Weston-super-Mare

We love the Young Writers competitions! Keep them coming!

L Rennie, Co-Op Academy Bebington Merseyside

We are very excited about seeing the poems in a book!

L MacIver, Dyce School Aberdeenshire

The students loved completing the competition, even those who usually don’t like to write. Changing an existing story rather than starting from scratch helped them be more creative and confident.

O Vosper, Welling School Kent

The resources were great and gave students lots to discuss. They were really inspired by the topic!

S Moody, Nunnery Wood High School Worcester

A lovely creative writing opportunity to inspire pupils' imaginations - thank you!

H Greenwood, Savio Salesian College Merseyside

My students absolutely love your competitions. Please continue to send me more.

Mrs Russell, Outwood Academy Normanby Middlesbrough

Thank you for an opportunity for our young people to creatively explore issues which matter to them and the world.

Miss E Staffiere, St Paul’s Catholic College West Sussex

Really good topics that interest many students! Thank you.

E Lambert, William Edwards School Essex

Great pack with everything we need, everyone loved the activity - thank you.

B Robson, The Beacon Infant & Nursery School Bodmin

The children loved having the opportunity to write in different styles. It fitted with our project perfectly.

G Price, Bearbrook Combined School Buckinghamshire

All of the children really enjoyed getting involved in this - a nice way to celebrate who we are!

E Blades-Crawford, Wincham Community Primary School Cheshire

The children have loved this! Thank you.

E Clements, Didcot Primary Academy Oxfordshire

Always great ideas and opportunities for the students to convey their creative streak!

Mrs Salenzahi, Rosedale Primary School Middlesex

The pupils loved the activities!

Z Rabani, Lister Community School London

Great child-friendly competitions. It has been lovely to see the joy on their faces if they are chosen to be published.

A Toller, Junction Farm Primary School Stockton-On-Tees

Very engaging competition, accessible for all pupils.

L Warnock, Aldborough Primary School Ilford

This has been a fantastic opportunity for our school and the children loved exploring different poems & techniques.

I Amin, Romans Field School Milton Keynes

The children in Year 1 loved the activity!

N Kamur, St Paul's With St Michael's CE Primary School London

Fantastic resources for teachers to use in their poetry unit.

Ms Malik, St Mary's CE School Middlesex

A great way to promote and inspire poetry at home and in school.

A Allen, Hunter's Bar Infant School Sheffield

This is our third entry into one of your competitions! It has encouraged children to write.

Miss A Davies, Killmarsh Junior School Derbyshire

We have all really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with poetry!

Mrs Smith, Ashurst CE Aided Primary School West Sussex

Thank you for this inspiring challenge! Our Year 2 poets LOVED completing this!

H Leissle, Hampton Pre-Prep School Middlesex

A fantastic competition that really got the children engaged & enthused about poetry writing!

I Evans, St Cuthbert's RC Primary School Cardiff

The children really enjoyed the freedom. Well resourced with PowerPoints to support.

R Sunley, Knighton Mead Primary Academy Leicestershire
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