Art and craftDo you need ideas for fun summer activities in school?

Entering school competitions is a great way to engage children and young people in creative activities whilst also giving your school the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Young Writers, an organisation that promotes writing and poetry in schools, has a number of competitions perfect for summer learning, helping you to do something a little bit different by challenging pupils’ creative writing skills.

The first, Let’s Get Writing Superhero Stories, is open to entries from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils in UK schools. First prize is a full day Writing Workshop for the winning school. Second prize is £500 worth of educational resources. There are £50 book tokens for winning pupils. All pupils taking part will receive a certificate.

The second competition, open to secondary school pupils, is called Mini Monologues. It challenges pupils to adopt a persona and write from one person’s point of view in 100 words. There is a first prize of £1,000 for the winning school and selected writers receive a certificate. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!

The closing date for both competitions is 25th July 2014.

Good luck!

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