Pupils can now enter Go Ape’s annual Adventure Stories Competition, which encourages children to get creative and put their skills to the test in a writing and drawing contest, with prizes up for grabs.

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Pupils can win a day at Go Ape for the whole class.

The team is inviting children aged four to 12 to submit a short story (100-500 words) or A4 drawing about an adventure they have either been on or imagined.

This is the fourth year Go Ape has run the competition and over the past three years, children have drawn and written about a huge range of topics, including a trip to an alien-infested planet, getting lost in a forest and uncovering treasure and dinosaur bones on a beach.

Georgina Cox, corporate and school marketing executive at Go Ape, says: “Our Adventure Stories competition is designed to encourage young school children to explore adventure in a creative and educational way.

“Research by One Poll found that three quarters of UK children aged between six and 12 long for more adventure, so we’re hoping that by getting children to think about adventures they’ve been on, we will encourage them to seek and enjoy more.”

This year the competition is split into two age categories (4 - 7 and 8-12), with a winner being chosen from each. The competition closes on 19th April.

What are the prizes?

The winners from each category will win a class trip to Go Ape which includes the cost of the coach, a collection of books worth £150 and a micro scooter.

Georgina added: “Every year we are blown away by the amazing standard of entries we receive, which all brilliantly convey the children’s real and imagined adventures.

“We can’t wait to see this year’s entries and we’d like to urge teachers to encourage their pupils to enter the competition to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes for them and their class.”

To find out more about the Adventure Stories Competition or to download a learning resource pack or competition poster for your school, visit goape.co.uk/adventurestories.