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Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth


Writing Competition November 2022 - A twist in the tale
Have you ever thought that there was more to the story than the author was telling? Did you ever think that maybe the story happened differently to the way we’ve been told?
Here’s your chance to set the story straight with A twist in the tale writing competition. This writing competition is a challenge to retell a familiar story or a historical event with an awesome twist!

·        Maybe the story/event took place in a different place or time?
·        Maybe the story/event is told from a different character’s point of view?
·        Maybe there is a twist in the main event of the story/event?
·        Maybe the story/event ended differently to how we assumed?

Make the tale your own. Be creative and original. Your tale should not be very similar to an existing story/historical event. The twist in your tale should be a big change and not just a little change.
As a challenge, can you write your tale in 100 words or less?
More information can be found on these links below:
And the entry form can be found here:  Entry Form

I am delighted to announce the launch of a new writing competition open to every child in the school! The theme is ‘’If I ruled the world’.Write about the things that you would change if the world was in your hands…if you ruled the world! Let your imagination run wild and believe that anything is possible!  

The writing can be a poem, a piece of non-fiction (such as a letter, a speech or an article) or any genre of fiction. There are resources to inspire you on the school website. 

The deadline is Monday 28th April 

You may submit entries on paper to Miss Matin in the library. 

OR you can fill in this form accessed, via the following link on the school website. Go to Menu> Curriculum> Library. 


OR you can enter by filling in the quiz form on Google Classrooms: 


There will be winners from each year group as well as an overall winner for the whole school. The best three entries from children aged between 9-11 will be published on the Pobble website, to be entered into a national writing competition. 


I look forward to reading all of your entries! Good luck! 

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