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Winners of The Mighty Write


by Henry Smith
on March 23, 2016

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What would you do if you ruled the world? This was the question posed to hundreds of Pobble’s young writers and what followed was nothing short of extraordinary. Together with judges Robin Stevens and Sophy Henn, I had a tough time picking out the very best entries. These lucky winners receive fantastic prizes for their class from Pobble, and from our partner Penguin Schools.

The Mighty Write 2016

A judge’s life is not always easy

With entries flooding in from all over the world, including schools in Qatar, The Seychelles, Spain and the UAE, I was left with the daunting task of short-listing some of the very best. This task proved to be exceptionally difficult, but also exceptionally moving. I was simply not prepared for what I was about read. If I tried to explain the wonderful pieces of writing I read, it would be impossible to do each one justice.

What I will do is say this: planet Earth is in good hands. If the selflessness, the empathy, the creativity, the love and the community spirit is anything to go by, society’s future is bright. Giving writing like this an audience is an honour, yet so important.

And the winners are…

And, without further ado, these are the amazing winners of the 2016 Mighty Write competition. Please read their work, leave a comment and help us celebrate their amazing achievement.


Riley (age 4-5) of Beeford CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Freya (age 5-6) of Birley Community Primary School


Callum (age 6-7) of The Grange Community Infant School


Alyssa (age 6-7) of The Grange Community Infant School


Sofia (age 6-7) of Carter’s Charity Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Grace (age 7-8) of Red Hall Primary School


Aidan (age 8-9) of Queen’s Drive Primary School


Tobia (age 8-9) of Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School


Minnie (age 10-11) of Euxton Primrose Hill Primary School


Charles (age 11-12) of Healing Primary Academy

What the authors said

Sophy Henn (author of the amazing Where Bear) and Robin Stevens (author of the Murder Most Unladylike mysteries) were kind enough to select the final winners for KS1 and KS2 respectively. They were blown away with the quality.

Sophy said: “It has been an absolute delight to judge the KS1 entries for Pobble’s The Mighty Write competition. I have really enjoyed reading the wide variety of entries and seeing how differently the theme has been interpreted. Serious ones, silly ones, robot ones and chocolatey ones. But what really came across was the commitment of these young writers to tell their story, whether it was one sentence or two pages. A joy to read!”

Thank you to every school that entered. You make us all proud to be Pobblers. A big congratulations is due to all winners. Your prizes are on their way. And us… We are already looking forward our next competition!

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