Competitions

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Super Competition Spring 2018

WIN a Nintendo Switch, a £50 superhero book bundle and a £250 worth of books for your school!

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Win a visit from Peppa Pig, plus a £100 prize bundle!

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Happy Monkey Competition Autumn 2017

This competition is now closed.

Winner

Nikhil from Rhiwbeina Primary School.

We had so many fantastic name ideas for the monkey that we asked Happy Monkey to help us choose, and they loved Nikhil’s Bananaby. Congratulations Nikhil!

Runners up

  • Penelope from Axminster Catholic School, who named the monkey Giggles
  • Melanie from Urmston Primary School, who named the monkey Milo the Mischievous Monkey
  • Ella from Eldene Primary School, who named the monkey Melony



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Break Out Competition Autumn 2017

This competition is now closed.

Winner

Davidzo from Aylesbury High School.

Davidzo, along with a group of friends, embarked on a Sugar Stoptember – Stoptober challenge in memory of a friend’s grandmother.

Fantastic effort Davidzo, congratulations!

Runners up

  • Ayan from St. Cyres School
  • Zainab from Allerton Grange School
  • Lucy from Kings College International
  • Thomas from St. Martin’s Catholic Academy
  • Tom from Glenthorne High School

Primary Competition Spring 2017

WIN an exclusive ukulele doodled by Liz Pichon, £250 of musical instruments for your school and a Tom Gates goody bag!

This competition is now closed.

Tom Gates Song Competition Winners

First Place

Grace, from Fife!

The Tom Gates song competition was judged by the author Tom Gates, Liz Pichon. Liz felt that Grace’s song was catchy, well written, beautifully sung and well played.

Congratulations Grace!

Runners up

  • Samuel from Seely Primary
  • Sophie from Helm School, Meltam
  • Annabel and Chloe from Pendoylan Church in Wales School
  • Olivia and Beatrix from Botley School, Oxford

Congratulations to the runners up and to everyone who entered – the standard of the competition was extremely high.


Harry Potter Competition, autumn 2016

With nearly 2,000 entries, our Harry Potter competition was one of our most popular of all time. The standard of the entries was also extremely high, making picking winners a very difficult job for our judges. Well done to all who entered.

Overall Winner

Shriya, from Stranmills Primary School (Hufflepuff)!

Shriya’s entry really impressed us. Her three page essay showed her in-depth knowledge of Hufflepuff House, as well as showing how her character matches up with the values of the House.

If I am put into Hufflepuff I will be able to make bad witches and wizards good by convincing them! I shall make Hogwarts better.

Congratulations Shriya!

Runners Up

  • Briahna, from St Mary’s CE Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Alex, from Scoil Nicoláis (Gryffindor)
  • Nina, from Wicklow Montessori Primary School (Hufflepuff)
  • Brendan, from St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy (Hufflepuff)
  • Dylan, from Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School (Gryffindor)
  • Leah, from Whithom Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Kaena, from Crackley Hall School (Hufflepuff)
  • Tanisha, from Grove Road Community Primary School (Ravenclaw)
  • Calum, from Viewlands Primary School (Gryffindor)
  • Priya, from Higham Primary School (Ravenclaw)

Break Out Classics Competition, autumn 2016

Congratulations to the winner, Ellie from Hurst Hill Primary School!

Bug Hotel Fit for a Queen Competition, summer 2016

Simon King Prizewinner

In a competition judged by Wildlife World and Simon King, TV cameraman and naturalist, pupils were asked to design an insect hotel fit for a Queen. The winning design was chosen for its ‘combination of a striking design with practical elements’.

Congratulations to the winners!
  • 1st Place: Catshill Middle School, Bromsgrove
  • 2nd Place: Highcliffe Mark Primary, Christchurch
  • 3rd Place: Catshill Middle School, Bromsgrove

Win a Pop-Up Tent Competition, summer 2016

Congratulations to the winner, Rose from Hempstead Junior School in Gillingham!