Campaigns and competitions

Get your hands on fabulous prizes and free resources, with our pick of the opportunities available to schools this term...

COMPETITION Roy of the Rovers

After a 17-year hiatus, Roy Race is back, and pupils are invited to come up with a club motto for Melchester Rovers football team

writing competition To celebrate the return of the classic Roy of the Rovers comic, which was relaunched last year, the National Literacy Trust, together with publisher Rebellion, is inviting pupils to get creative and write a club motto for Roy Race’s football team, Melchester Rovers. The motto should encapsulate Roy’s passion for football, celebrate the team spirit of Melchester Rovers and inspire fans. The competition, which is open to pupils age 8 to 12, comes with a free teaching resource, packed with fun activities, ideas and comic strips to inspire pupils, as well as fantastic prizes to be won, including £250-worth of books and comics for your school. The closing date is 5 April.


Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk



13 to 19 May 2019 Nurseries, pre-schools and primary schools


Join thousands of children across the UK from 13 to 19 May and take part in a Muddy Puddle Walk to raise money for Save the Children. Save the Children will send you a free fundraising pack, with fun activities to get walkers ready for the big day, and a Peppa sticker for every child who takes part.

Saturday 30 March


At 8.30pm on 30 March, people across the world will be turning out their lights to mark WWF’s Earth Hour, a symbolic reminder that we should all work together to look after our planet. WWF has a range of resources for schools to raise awareness of Earth Hour.


The Bright Ideas Challenge

Now until 26 April

Children age 11-14 years

The Bright Ideas Challenge aims to inspire young people to create a better world through science, engineering and creativity. Teams are tasked with researching an energy challenge that cities might face in 2050, and to devise ways to solve the problem by creating energy more efficiently. Prizes include up to £5,000 to boost schools’ STEM offering and a 3D prototyping workshop.


RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019


International STEM Youth Innovation Competition


The Author of Tomorrow

Now until 31 March (for initial report)

Now until 24 April

Children age 5-16 and adults who work with young people outdoors

Children age 9-17 years

This annual competition seeks to reward green-fingered heroes across three categories: Young School Gardener of the Year; School Gardening Champion of the Year; and School Gardening Team of the Year. Prizes include gift vouchers, tools, and a school visit from TV presenter Frances Tophill.

The British International Education Association (BIEA) is inviting teams from schools all over the world, across three age groups (9-11, 12-14 and 15-17), to design a drone that could aid researchers in counting and protecting endangered species. The first stage involves presenting initial ideas and research. Finalists get to fly an obstacle course with drones, and the top-scoring team wins £5,000.

4 March to 31 May

Children and young people age up to 21 years

The Author of Tomorrow is a short-story competition open to budding writers in three age groups (11 and under, 12-15 years and 16-21 years). Winners receive book vouchers for their school as well as personal prize money of up to £1,000. Ten shortlisted writers will have their stories digitally published.

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