Winter Wonderland Story Competition

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Dear Young Writers and Teachers around the world!

The LendMeYourLiteracy Team and top education consultant Anita Devi would like to invite you to contribute a short story. We have composed three different opening paragraphs. Choose the opening that appeals to you most and finish the story in no more than 250 words. Give your story a title and send it in to us; we will then add it to the Winter Wonderland Portfolio and you’ll be a published writer with a worldwide audience!

Younger children may choose to write your own winter stories without using the openings, which we will gladly accept and share with our worldwide audience too.We have provided some winter photographs to stimulate discussion and ideas. 

Teachers need to send in all creative story endings by 16th December via our “Share Your Work” button referencing the Winter Competition (you will need to register for free on the site to submit work…this takes just 2 minutes).

We will giving out books from our supporters at Random House for some of our best entries.

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Please take a moment to read our winning entry from last year.

2012 winner Fred Potts from Wallingford Primary

This is what Fred’s dad had to say:

“I am Fred Potts’s dad. Which also makes me the proudest Dad on Planet Earth tonight.

My lad is a wildly imaginative boy trapped in the body of a left handed dyslexic who suddenly goes into himself, becomes painfully shy, fiddles with his fingers and whispers to himself when writing or reading is required. He tells his over eager mum and Dad that he loves writing so that we think he’s doing OK at school.

This prize had him jumping up and down like a pogo stick when I arrived to pick him up from school tonight. We were throwing him in the air in his classroom and he went to sleep with the biggest smile on his face.

He has a wonderful, wonderful teacher called Mrs Leyshon-Brady and a brilliant, patient specialist writing teacher called Mrs Edwards. They are giving me back my confident boy. They are letting his wonderful imagination and vocabulary tell the stories he has a thirst to tell.
Teaching is LIFE CHANGING and I am seeing it happen in front of my eyes.

Thank you “Lend me your literacy” because you have played your part. This has been a wonderful day. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH”

Maff Potts – or as I will now be known – “Fred Potts’s Dad”

All schools who share writing with our site before the 16th December will be entered into a draw for a discounted LMYL day or a free School Portfolio. If you would be interested in finding out more about our fabulous LMYL days or Portfolios then please contact simonblower@lendmeyourliteracy.com

All schools who share writing with our site before the 16th December will be entered into a draw for a discounted LMYL day or a free School Portfolio. If you would be interested in finding out more about our fabulous LMYL days or Portfolios then please contact simonblower@lendmeyourliteracy.com

If you require any further information please do contact us!

Happy writing!

The LMYL Team

Opening 1

We had spent hours building our snowman. He was ever so tall and with a cheeky expression on his face he wore my favourite hat and scarf with pride. His carrot nose and stick arms blended into his body as if they were just a part of him. As we finished building our snowman, Sam (my best friend from next door) had suggested we call our snowman ‘Mr Happy’. We all thought it was a funny name, but we agreed.
That night, as I went to bed, I looked out of the window to wish Mr. Happy ‘Good night’, when I saw him walking off down the street, still wearing my favourite hat and scarf! Where was he going?

Opening 2

I had waited all winter for the snow and then finally one day it came. Showers of fluffy white stuff had covered our lawn with a delicate blanket that glistened in the light. That morning, as I watched the snowflakes dance their way to the ground, the glass window of my room was transformed into a giant magnifying glass and I could see the unique design of each snowflake. I stood for what seemed eternity absorbing in the sheer magic of the moment and then it happened.

Opening 3

The snowmobile, I had saved up to buy arrived just in time. The snow was coming down fast and the hills at the back our house would be an ideal place to test it out. I was just about to call Ben, my adventure Buddy; when I saw the note in the box. It said, “Come and save me, I have been kidnapped and being held in a shop called the North Star”. North Star, I pondered, that’s the shop where I ordered my snowmobile from. What should I do and who should I tell?

Check out our Winter Wonderland gallery for further inspiration! Photos courtesy of Anna Baranovsky

(We would welcome photos from international visitors to site who may have different experiences of a winter wonderland!)

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  1. PoolAcademy (Cornwall) on said:

    I like your story because it’s true how you have described your day
    Luke,year8 pool academy,Cornwall

  2. PoolAcademy (Cornwall) on said:

    PoolAcademy,Danny,year8

    You did really well you should be proud of yourself