A creative opportunity…


Can you write a story in 50 words? Why not get the pupils to give it a go! The Scottish Book Trust’s ’50 Word Fiction Competition’ deadline is on Monday 20th May. The competition is a great way of providing children with the task to engage with their audience, providing detail, whilst working with a limited word count. For more information, click the link below:

’50 Word Fiction Competition’ – CLICK HERE!


Calling ALL Secondary colleagues – an exciting opportunity for pupils aged 14 – 17 to work with an established author has arisen. Check out the flier above by clicking the image, and visit the website below:

Secondary Creative Writing- Click Here


2 thoughts on “A creative opportunity…

  1. molp6

    I like the thought of a 50 word short story! Great way to focus on organization and ideas – thanks for this!
    Do you know if there is a calendar of all these competitions? Just thinking it would be great to have a year at a glance on the blog so you know what’s coming and when…

  2. Mr Cook Post author

    I did it with my class last year, and the pupils really enjoyed it. Many of them approached it by choosing to write through the genre of a riddle, building suspense, using the last few words to ’round up’ their piece.

    I’m not sure about the calendar of events – but I will be on the hunt to see what I can find.


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