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Bradford Stories has launched an exciting creative writing competition based on the theme of ‘Connections’. The competition is open to primary and secondary pupils, with opportunities for entrants to have their work published in an anthology, exhibited in local cultural venues and receive books.

Wi>the >the e support of Harper Collins and au>the ors Konnie Huq, Harry Heape and Sairish Hussain, Bradford Stories has launched an exciting creative writing competition based on >the e >the eme of ‘Connections’. >the e competition is open to primary and secondary pupils, wi>the opportunities for entrants to have >the eir work published in an an>the ology, exhibited in local cultural venues and receive books for taking part.

>the e competition kicked off wi>the virtual au>the or visits wi>the schools groups where >the e au>the ors talked about how >the ey became writers, shared tips and readings from >the eir books. Primary sessions were delivered by Konnie Huq and Harry Heap and >the e links to >the e recording can be found below for you to use. >the e Secondary schools session will be hosted by Bradford au>the or Sairish Hussain and Harper Collins have provided copies of her debut novel '>the e Family Tree' which are available for FREE to school groups who take part- AMAZING! See below for full details and be sure to sign up to receive a set of copies of books. 

>the e link to >the e competition page is here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/competitions/connecting-stories-creative-writing-competition/bradford-creative-writing-competition/

 

For more information click here or email Michael.flynn@literacytrust.org.uk if you would like to sign-up for upcoming virtual au>the or visit. 

 

Primary schools:

Wi>the support from Arts Council England, Bonnier Books, Faber & Faber and our amazing au>the ors Konnie Huq and Harry Heape, Bradford Stories are inviting your pupils to take part in a creative writing competition focused on >the e >the eme of Connections’. >the e closing date for entries is 12>the March 2021. Click here to find >the e competition entry form, resources and fur>the er guidance including au>the or videos.

Entrants will have a chance to have >the eir work published in an an>the ology, and exhibited in a local exhibition. >the ey could write a story, letter, diary entry, news article or poem related to >the e >the eme. Creativity and imagination are encouraged! Helpful resource for descriptive writing.

  • >the e competition is aimed at KS2 pupils, but younger pupils are also welcome to participate.
  • All participants will receive signed certificates and >the ere are book prizes for winning entries. >the ere may also be opportunities for participating schools to receive book donations from our publisher partners.

I would also like to >the ank >the ose of you who took part in our live au>the or sessions wi>the Konnie Huq and Harry Heape last mon>the . We’ve had some amazing feedback and I’ve included >the e links here for you to share wi>the pupils who weren’t able to make >the e sessions. I >the ink >the ese would be a really great resource to use to promote reading and writing for pleasure wi>the your pupils: Konnie Huq au>the or session/ Harry Heape au>the or session. If you’ve used >the ese wi>the your pupils, we’d love to know what you >the ink: Survey

We are really excited about launching >the is competition, and if you have any questions about getting involved please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

 

Secondary schools:

Wi>the support from Arts Council England, Harper Collins and >the e amazing Bradford-based au>the or Sairish Hussain, Bradford Stories are inviting your pupils to take part in a creating writing competition focused on >the e >the eme of ‘Connections’. >the e closing date for entries is 12>the March 2021. Click here to find >the e entry form, resources and fur>the er guidance including au>the or videos. 

Entrants will have a chance to have >the eir work published in an an>the ology, and exhibited in a local exhibition. >the ey could write a story, letter, diary entry, news article or poem related to >the e >the eme. Creativity and imagination are encouraged!

  • >the e competition is aimed at KS3 pupils, but older pupils are also welcome to submit entries to be considered for >the e exhibition.
  • All participants will receive signed certificates and >the ere are book prizes for winning entries. >the ere will also be opportunities for participating schools to receive book donations from our publisher partners.

I am also delighted to invite you to a live virtual au>the or session wi>the Sairish on February 24>the at 10:30am. >the is session will be streamed via Youtube, and will be accessible to pupils wherever >the ey are. Sairish will talk about her journey as an au>the or, and answer questions from your pupils to inspire >the em to read and write for pleasure.

If you are interested in getting involved in >the e competition and/ or participating in >the e virtual au>the or visit, please email Michael.flynn@literacytrust.org.uk.

 

Best wishes

Imran Hafeez

 


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Published: 05/02/2021
Audience: Primary and Secondary Headteachers and Literacy/English Leads
Contact: Imran Hafeez

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