Monday, 9 April 2012

Getting Children Writing Stories.

After have in a go at people posting notices on trees in my last post I though I would give them a bit of publicity as it is for a good cause.

Age 7 to 11

Want something to do?

Write a story and you could win a prize.

To find out more go to


Do your children spend all day on their computers? Well here is something inspirational they can use use their computers for if they are aged between 7 and 11? Could they write a story about changing the world?

Torbay Stories is a short story competition, run in association with the national charity Vinspired, for 7-11 year olds from Torbay. They are looking for stories up to 500 words long on the theme of

‘Changing the World for the Better’.

They would love to read stories around this theme - they can be as serious, as funny, as weird or strange as you’d like! The competition will be judged by brilliant local children’s authors Ellen Renner, Myfanwy Cook and David Lawrence Jones. There will be one winner and two highly commended stories selected, the writers of which will win some great prizes!

All stories will be published on the Torbay Stories blog at

The closing date of the competition is 30th April 2012.
Send your story by email to:
including your name, age, contact number, address and email address.
Get writing, get creative, and we can’t wait to read your stories!

To show just how much fun creative writing can be they are running two free creative writing workshops for parents and children aged 7-11, the first on

Sunday 15th April 1:30-2:30pm at the Windmill Centre, Hele, Torquay
and the second on

Saturday 28th April 10:30am - 11:30am at Paignton Library.
Parents and children can come along, have some fun and write some stories!

Please direct any enquiries to, or just turn up on the day!

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