Pupils’ chance of a prize for superhero story

Author Roger Stevens
Author Roger Stevens

YOUNG Writers has launched their latest creative writing competition for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils in primary schools across the UK and today called on Wigan pupils to join in.

The national writing project invites five to 11-year-olds to create a superhero, then draft, plan and write a short story based on the superhero they’ve created, some of which will then be selected for publication. As well as encouraging, motivating and inspiring young writers to pick a pen and get creative, there are also great prizes up for grabs for both schools and pupils.

The best set of school entries, as chosen by the Young Writers’ editorial team, will win a full day’s creative writing workshop package with well-known poet and author Roger Stevens.

The top five pupils, as picked by Roger Stevens (pictured), will be awarded £50 in National Book Tokens and win their school their very own page on Young Writers’ website, where their school’s writing talent can be showcased to the world!

Let’s Get Writing Superhero Stories is free to enter and everything teachers and pupils need to take part is available for free download at Young Writers’ website: www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/lets-get-writing.php.

To support teachers Young Writers provides free teacher resources in line with the National Curriculum, from lesson plans and planning sheets to interactive PowerPoint presentations. Let’s Get Writing Superhero Stories has a host of extra resources too, from story scenario suggestions, a superhero book reading list, homework help sheets to superhero mask templates, cross-curricular ideas, a superhero profile sheet and much more. Don’t forget all the resources are free!

To take part all schools and individuals need to do is submit their superhero stories by Friday April 4. See Young Writers’ website for details: www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/lets-get-writing.php