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2022-2023 Children Primary Writing Competition Winners

14th February 2023

Thank you to all the schools and children who entered our 2022 -2023 competition.

Every year we invite all Primary Schools in North and East Yorkshire to take part in our primary school’s writing competition.

Children gain ideas for their entry by spending time in our beautiful North and East Yorkshire countryside and coastline during the Summer with their family. On their return to formal lessons, time would be spent as a class or via home-learning, creating their entry, before a collective submission is sent to us.

Big thank you to our judges this year- Rachael Poole & Ian Nicholls from the North York Moors National Park Authority. 

“It was inspiring to see so many children really thinking deeply about their connection with the countryside and sharing what it means to them. We really enjoyed looking through all the entries and the standard was wonderful. We certainly had a difficult decision to make in choosing the winners! Congratulations to every child who took part.”

The Overall School Winner is:

St Stephen’s Catholic Primary

1st Place goes to:

Arthur from St. Stephen’s Catholic Primary School.

(The colossal grassy moors. The hot, orange sun. The short wavy grass is swaying. The scolding, fluffy sheep is trying to find some shelter. The large rural house is standing still in the grass…)

2nd Place goes to:

Florence – Pickering Community Infant and Nursey School.

(I like looking out at the sheep. I like going on a walk. I like to look at the flowers.)


You can read all the amazing entries on our website.

Congratulations to them all.

Please look out for our 2023 -2024 Primary School Writing Competition which will be launched May 2023.