Go Ape has launched its 2020 Adventure Stories Competition, a drawing and writing contest that encourages young children to get creative and explore adventure both in and out of the classroom
To celebrate the wonderful imaginations of young people across the UK, Go Ape is inviting children aged 4-12 to submit a short story (100-500 words) or A4 drawing about an amazing adventure they have been on or imagined.
This is the fourth year Go Ape has run the popular competition and over the past three years, children have drawn and written about a huge range of exciting adventures. Entrants are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and adventures previously covered include a trip to an alien-infested planet, getting lost in a faraway forest and uncovering treasure and dinosaur bones on a beautiful beach.
Georgina Cox, corporate and school marketing executive at Go Ape, says:
“Our Adventure Stories competition is designed to encourage young school children to explore adventure in a creative and educational way.
“Research by One Poll found that three quarters of UK children aged between six and 12 long for more adventure*, so we’re hoping that by getting children to think about adventures they’ve been on, we will encourage them to seek and enjoy more.”
This year the competition is open for entries from 5 March – 2 April and is split into two age categories (4-7 and 8-12), with a winner being chosen from each.
The two lucky winners will both win a bundle of fabulous prizes, including a fun-filled class trip to Go Ape (including the cost of a coach), a collection of books worth £150 from Scholastic Book Fairs and a Micro Scooter from Micro-Scooters UK.
Georgina adds: “Every year we are blown away by the amazing standard of entries we receive, which all brilliantly convey the children’s real and imagined adventures.
“We can’t wait to see this year’s entries and we’d like to urge teachers and parents to encourage their pupils or children to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes for them and their class.”
To find out more about the Adventure Stories Competition or to download a learning resource pack or competition poster for your school, please visit https://goape.co.uk/adventurestories
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