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Writing competition: All the Write Ingredients

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 15, Dec 2023
92 min read

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A free writing competition with a healthy eating twist! 🥦🧀🍎

Picture this: a classroom buzzing with excitement, young minds ignited with creativity, and the aroma of imagination filling the air. In Partnership with the lovely team at Booths supermarkets we are on a mission to inspire the next generation of writers, and this time, we're delving into the world of healthy eating. Our fun, free writing competition for Key Stage 2 pupils in the UK will inspire brilliant writing, encourage healthy eating and give them a chance to win some awesome prizes! We can't wait for you and your students to be a part of it!Pobble + Booths

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.


What's it all about? 

By incorporating the theme of healthy eating into our writing competition, we aim to empower young minds with knowledge that lasts a lifetime. Your class will create an exciting story that promotes healthy eating. A great story needs all the right ingredients. It needs an exciting setting, a powerful main character and a problem that needs solving. To help, we've created some ideas for each of these for them. All your class have to do is...

Choose a setting:

1-Nov-16-2023-04-22-53-9446-PMChoose a main character:

2-Nov-16-2023-04-22-53-9386-PMChoose a problem that needs solving:


Once they've chosen which they'd like to include in their story, use our prompts to spark their imaginations then encourage your class to pick up their pencils and get writing!  💡📝 You can access all of these ideas in our free lesson plan. It's got all the 'write' ingredients to help your class produce an incredible piece of writing.

By writing on a healthy eating theme, you're not just fostering creativity; you're also imparting valuable lessons about the importance of making nutritious choices—a lesson that goes beyond the classroom. 


Teaching ideas💡

We understand the demands on your time. That's why we've created a free creative writing lesson plan for you. It's designed to save you time and inspire your young writers. 

This lesson is full of ideas, prompts and supporting resources that allow you to run your own 'All the Write Ingredients' lesson and class writing competitionThe lesson includes a selection of inspiring images for settings, characters and a problem that needs solving as well as word banks, poster ideas and sentence openers as well as writing and discussion activities. Your class can learn about making healthy choices, before creating a healthy eating story to encourage other people to make healthy food choices. It's more than just a writing exercise; it's a journey into the world of imagination with a side of nutritional wisdom.

Access your free lesson resources


How does it work? 

In your class you can run an exciting healthy eating lesson, using our free 'All the Write Ingredients' resources. Then, you and your students can select up to three of your pupils' stories 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 sharing a photo of the writing with us via social media, (simply grab a snap and tag Pobble and Booths), easily uploading them to the Pobble platform, turning your writers into published authors and celebrating their creativity with Pobble's Worldwide audience, or emailing them to us at A real purpose to write! The ultimate reward comes when, on top of that, they have the chance to win great prizes! 

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 story turned into print! Plus a book voucher, a hamper for their school and Pobble goodies.
  • 4 runners up 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 winner chosen at random will receive a Booths hamper for the winning pupil and a hamper for their school! 


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:

  • Monday 5th February 2024 - The competition is open for submissions! Get writing!

  • Friday 12th April 2024 - Submissions close

  • Monday 13th May 2024 - Winners will be announced!


How to enter

When your Key Stage 2 pupils have finished their stories, select up to three entries per class to submit, take a clear photo and share their imaginative entries with us. You can enter them by sharing via email to, publishing them on Pobble (here's how) or tagging us on social media using the hashtag #TheWriteIngredients. You'll find us @HeyPobble on Twitter/X or @TeamPobble on Instagram. 

Get your class writing today! Enter our 'All the Write Ingredients' competition and win great prizes for your class, we can't wait to hear what fun, original, inspiring and creative stories 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 they're announced as a winner of a national writing competition!

  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 encourage 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 shared and celebrated for our worldwide audience to see!

  6. Celebrate their talent - Enter pieces from your talented writers or your pupils that find things a little trickier. Celebrating their work shows them that their writing matters.

  7. Exposure for your school - Sharing writing outside of your classroom is a great way to shout about the brilliant young writers at your school.


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