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Schools Competition


Check out who the winners of our nature-themed school and home-ed creative writing competition below.

A huge thank you to Matt Jerrems from Dorset Goes WILD and Jane Skellett and the Hengistbury Head Writer's Group for judging.


Inspiring kids to write

Children's Writing Activities

We have several creative writing sessions for children during the Writing Festival in April, including children's author-led workshops, free poetry sessions and a kids beach walk!


Thank you to the following local companies who have kindly donated prizes for the winners of our creative writing competition for children in Dorset schools and home-educated.

Overall winners will receive a prize from the below attractions.

All runners-up will receive a nature-inspired book.

All winners, runner-ups and highly commended will receive a special Writing Festival Certificate!


Jasper - Lilliput School

Florence - Yarrells School

Rose - Home-educated

Aisha - Stourfield School

Amelia - Yarrells School

Conor - Allenbourn School

Lima - Home-educated


Luiza - Pokesdown School

Thea - Merley School

Annie - St Michael's Middle School

Rithavenba - St Michael's CE School

Esme - Greenford School

Tamsin - All Saints School

James - St Michael's Middle School

Isla - St Michaels' Middle School

Highly Commended

Amelia - Kings Park Academy

Freya - Sandford St Martins

Felix - Home-educated

Francesca - TBC

Elizabeth - Stourfield School

Oscar - St Michael's Middle School

Everleigh-Rose - Stourfield School

Lily - Pokesdown School

Louis - Kings Park Academy

Our Children's Writing Competition

We've teamed up with Dorset Goes WILD and Hengistbury Head Writers' Group for a nature-themed writing competition to inspire your pupils and children to get writing. 

We've created resources for educators to use, plus we have awesome prizes to give away to the winners, including tickets to the Bournemouth Oceanarium, Marwell Zoo and Abbotsbury Swannery, plus a copy of The Complete Brambly Hedge!

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