Motivating students to keep using their imaginations when they're not in school
Our Summer Term creative writing competition!
During the summer term we ran a regular a creative writing competition to help children finding school closures and everything else going on in the world difficult. We also wanted to help educators and parents facing the many challenges of motivating students to learn at home and looking after their mental health.
The Mind Travels competition was launched to encourage children to use their creativity and imaginations to help them forget the confines of home for a little while.
The competition ended in in late July and we had a phenomenal amount of varied and wonderful entries.
Read on to find out more!
Where is your imagination taking you today?
If you could go absolutely anywhere, where would that be and why?
To enter children wrote about about their Mind Travels in 500 words and each winner received a certificate, a £25 National Book Token e-voucher and their winning entries are published on our websites and shared on social media for all to read.
Thank you to our wonderful expert competition judges Pie Corbett and David Mitchell!
Pie is a renowned poet, storyteller and teacher. He’s told stories, performed poems and worked with teachers in schools all over the world. He has also edited and written over 200 books and is currently involved in Radio Blogging, a daily live radio show for kids with fun interactive educational activities to encourage all children to use their imaginations and play with words.
David, also known as Deputy Mitchell, is a former Headteacher with 22 years experience in Primary education and the founder of QuadBlogging. Since leaving his headship in 2013, he has been working with 100s of schools across the globe on projects linked to audience and purpose, making learning relevant for students of all ages through effective and proven strategies involving technology.
David is also currently involved in RadioBlogging bringing together children across the globe using simple technology at a time when parents and children need this the most.
Reading can take you places you have never been before.
Mind Travels Winners ...
We were delighted to have so many incredible entries sent in for the competitions and our judges have enjoyed reading through each one.