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Poetry Competition


In celebration of the work of the Cornish poet Charles Causley, the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2020 aims to encourage and enable young writers to have a go at writing poetry themselves. Charles wrote prolifically for adults and for young people and much of his inspiration came from what was going on around him in his home town of Launceston in Cornwall.

With this in mind, we want the young poets of the future to be inspired to write their own poetry responding to this year’s theme of ‘Environment’. You can enter through your school, as part of a group, or you can enter as an individual.

The competition is open to all young people aged between 5 and 18 years old who live anywhere in the UK and is free to enter. Poems will be judged by Patrick Gale and a panel of poetry judges with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category – the awards ceremony will take place at the North Cornwall Book Festival in October 2020.

Deadline for entries is July 31st 2020.


Please go to  for more information and to find entry forms.

The Write Stuff


Did you know that Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff, is delivering FREE English lessons every weekday live from YouTube during the schools closures?

Thousands of pupils (and teachers) are tuning in to learn from the expert. Every day, Jane sets the pupils a writing task using her tried and tested methods and the children carry out that task. They then send the completed work onto her, where she selects her favourite sentences of the day, and knits them together to make a full story. 


If you want to join in, it couldn't be easier.

  • Visit our YouTube account every morning at 9:45am GMT ready for her first live broadcast where she announces the focus of the day.
  • Return for her second livestream at 10:30am where she will do a short teaching session and issue the task.
  • Carry out the task as instructed by Jane. 
  • Share the work on social media using the hashtag #SuperSentenceStacker.
  • Jane will them review the submissions and put them together to make the full story and she reads it out as a class reading session at 3:30pm.