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Writing competition: Growing healthy minds

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 6, Jan 2023
76 min read

Please note - this competition is now closed. Sign up for a free Pobble account to be the first to hear about our future competition opportunities.

🏆 And the winner is...

Congratulations to Alicia from St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School for her fantastic 'Eat your rainbow' poster!

You can see Alicia's winning poster in the window of your local Booths store soon. Don't have a Booths near you? You can see Alicia's winning entry on Pobble. 

Runners up:

Maja from Florendine Primary School
See Maja's entry

Victoria from Pannal Primary School 
See Victoria's entry

Indi from Florendine Primary School 
See Indi's entry

Sumayya from Mayfield Prep School 
See Sumayya's entry



A free writing competition for Year 3 and 4 pupils in the UK to inspire brilliant writing and encourage them to grow up healthily. In Partnership with Booths supermarkets.

Booths bring you the best food and drink in 27 stores across North West England, Pobble is delighted to be working in partnership with Booths to educate young minds about eating healthy foods.

Pobble + BoothsWhat’s it all about? 

In order to grow a healthy mind, it's important that children keep their bodies healthy too. Learning the importance of eating well and making healthy choices is key. This year, new legislation will be released to tackle childhood obesity meaning that promotions of products in fat, sugar and salt will be restricted. To coincide with these important changes, we've teamed up with our friends at Booths to inspire children to make healthier choices ... and inspire their writing in the process!

We're asking pupils across the UK to create a healthy eating poster with the winning entry having their poster printed and displayed across the Booths estate and also receiving some awesome prizes! 


How does it work? 

Your class can run a 'Growing Healthy Minds' lesson, using our free, ready made lesson resources. Then your class will select up to three of your pupils' posters to be entered into our competition. Winning work might be chosen because it is original, funny, inspiring or simply the best piece of work that pupils has ever produced.

Teachers then submit their chosen pieces by easily uploading them to the Pobble platform, turning your writers into published authors and celebrating their creativity with Pobble's Worldwide audience. A real purpose to write! The ultimate reward comes when, on top of that, they have the chance to win great prizes! Plus, because we love to celebrate all young writers, we'll also be entering every piece of writing uploaded to Pobble using the tag HealthyMinds into an extra price draw to win a hamper from Booths Supermarket. 

Great prizes up for grabs!

Winning entries will be chosen by the lovely team at Booths. Entries are in with the chance of winning one of these great prizes:

  • One lucky winning pupil will have their Healthy eating poster printed and displayed across the Booths estate! Plus a book voucher, a hamper for their school and Pobble goodies.
  • Four runner up pupils will receive book vouchers.
  • We'll also be running a prize draw where every single entry published on Pobble will be in with a chance of winning too. A winer chosen at random will receive a Booths hamper for the winning pupil and a hamper for their school! 

Teaching ideas 💡

To inspire your writers and save you time, we've created a writing lesson full of ideas, prompts and supporting resources so you can run your own 'Growing Healthy Minds' lesson and class writing competition. The lesson includes inspiring writing examples, images, a word bank, poster ideas and sentence openers as well as writing and discussion activities so your class can learn about making healthy choices and making good food swaps, before creating a healthy eating poster to encourage other people to make healthy food choices. 

Visit Pobble and download/save our lesson

Key dates 🗓

You can of course run your own class competition at any time using our free lesson, but to be in with a chance to win great prizes, here are the dates you'll need:

  • 6th February 2023 - Submissions open
  • 24th March 2023 - Submissions close
  • 17th April - Winners announced!

How to enter

When your Year 3 or 4 class have designed their posters, select your winning three and share their imaginative entries on the Pobble site to enter. It's easy! 

1. Sign in to Pobble. 
2. Select up to 3 of your favourite entries to submit. 
3. Upload up to 3 entries.
4. Tag them with HealthyMinds.

If you've not used Pobble before, check out this short article which will walk you through the simple steps to submitting your entries.

Get your class writing today! Enter our 'Healthy Minds' writing competition and win great prizes for your class, we can't wait to hear what fun, original, inspiring and healthy ideas they come up with! 

7 reasons why you should enter your class

  1. Win great prizes - Imagine the look on your pupil's faces when a piece of writing they did is displayed in shops around the country!
  2. Inspire your pupils - What a great way to motivate even your most reluctant writers - it’s a reason to write!
  3. Save time planning! We’ve put together a set of teaching ideas to help your pupils get creative and save you time. You can teach an inspiring writing lesson without the stress of planning it.
  4. Generate cool ideas - Get creative juices flowing as your class think up inspiring ideas to get us all to live healthier!
  5. Make your pupils feel proud - Our resources will help your pupils produce their best writing, then entries will be published on Pobble for our worldwide audience to celebrate!
  6. Celebrate their talent - Enter pieces from your talented writers or your pupils that find things a little trickier. Celebrating their work shows them their writing matters.
  7. Exposure for your school - Sharing writing on Pobble is a great way to shout about the brilliant young writers at your school.

Get involved!

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