Open to all schools and pupils living in East Lothian and Midlothian
How many of your students will enter this competition which encourages young people to write creatively?
Let your imagination run wild – entries will be accepted on any topic
Two categories of entry
There are two sets of prizes – one for East Lothian and one for Midlothian consisting of:
All the winners will receive a £10 book token plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
Overall Young Writer of the Year winner P4- P7 will receive an iPod Shuffle plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
Overall Young Writer of the Year winner S1- S4 will receive an iPod Shuffle plus a family day pass to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick.
Winners of the competition will have prizes presented at Tranent Library on Monday 23 September at 4.30pm
Closing date for entries
Friday 14 June 2013
- Fits with Curriculum for Excellence
- Good evidence for HMIe inspections
- Encourages creativity
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Lab is this year’s Tesco bank Summer Reading Challenge. It celebrates the power of stories and the imagination.
Aimed at children aged 4-11 years, the Summer Reading Challenge can help primary schools avoid the “summer holiday dip” in pupils’ reading motivation and attainment, widen pupils’ reading range and repertoire and boost their desire to read at home, as shown by research carried out by the UK Literacy Association (UKLA).
Please see the downloadable Staffroom Poster explaining the challenge.
Help to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in school by linking with your local library.
For more information visit http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/schools/
Or contact your local library.
If you are under 16 and interested in writing you are invited to enter the annual Young Writer of the Year competition run by Tyne & Esk Writers,’ in partnership with East and Midlothian Library Services. Your story or poem can be about any subject and you could win a great prize. The competition is being sponsored by the Scottish Seabird Centre and the winners in each section will receive a family day pass to the Centre as well as a £10 book token. The overall winners in both the primary and secondary section will also receive an iPod shuffle.
There are two groups of entry for children and young people who live or go to school in East Lothian and Midlothian: P4 – P7 and S1-S4 and two sets of prizes, one for East Lothian and one for Midlothian in best poetry and best prose. The main judge of the competition is Tom Murray, the Creative Writing Fellow for Tyne and Esk Writers’.
Entry forms will be available in schools and libraries in East Lothian and Midlothian by the 27th April.
We really look forward to receiving your competition entries.