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Who's Who? Ysgol Y Faenol Staff. Can you guess who is who?

Minecraft Competition

Win a VIP trip for you and your whole class to your chosen museum - when schools re-open!

**Update: Due to popular demand, Museum Wales are now opening the #MinecraftYourMuseum competition to six year olds!

National Museum Wales is launching a Minecraft competition as to encourage young people to use their imaginations while in lockdown.

The challenge

Use your imagination to build your dream museum in Minecraft. Decide how you would like the building to look and fill it with some of your favourite Museum objects. They could be anything from any of our seven museums, such as a Dinosaur, a Roman coin or a house from St Fagans!


Win a VIP trip for you and your whole class to your chosen museum - when schools re-open! A prize will be awarded to each year group (Years 3-6).


The deadline is 30 June.

How to enter

More information about the competition is included in a competition guide.

Email your entries to

Storywriting Competition

WGM Young Writers’ Short Story competition aims to encourage creativity and imagination!

It is open to young people aged 5 to 12.

The award is run by literary agents from WGM Atlantic Literary Group. 


The two competition winners will receive £75 and the chance to work on your writing with a literary agent.

How to enter?

When you are ready to submit your writing please ask an adult to email your story (as a Microsoft Word or Pages document) to, along with:

  • Age of entrant
  • Contact details to be used to notify the winner

Unfortunately they cannot accept entries by post.

Closing Date:

The deadline for entries is 9 AM on the 20thJune 2020

The two winners will be announced on social media and through email on July 15th2020

Theme: What to write about?

Your Favourite Animal

One day, outside the window, your favourite animal appears…

Category 1: Age 5-8 A short story up to 500 words in length

Category 2: Age 9-12 A short story up to 750 words in length

Judging Criteria:

We will The competition will be judged by literary agents from WGM Atlantic literary agency. As with all the writing the judges will be looking for use of:

  • Originality
  • Language
  • Entertainment
  • Imagination

Entries will not be judged by spelling or grammar! The judges want something that is fun to read!

See for Terms & Conditions

Blue Peter Competition - Super Car of the Future

Blue Peter's Supercar of the Future Competition is giving YOU the chance to design a unique futuristic car. The winner will have their design brought to life by model makers at the world famous McLaren Technology Centre. You’ll get a VIP tour of McLaren’s HQ to see where they produce their supercars and, as part of the prize, you will be taken for the ride of your life around a UK racetrack in a McLaren Supercar driven by Top Gear’s most famous racing driver, The Stig. All prizes will be undertaken when it is safe to do so.

Make sure your parent/guardian has read and agrees to the Terms and Conditions and the BBC Privacy Policy before you apply.

How to enter:

Entering this competition is simple! You should start by downloading and printing the application form - see below.

Then follow these instructions:

  • Get a parent or guardian to fill out the personal details on page one (making sure they have read the terms and conditions)
  • Make sure they have read and agree to the privacy policy on page two
  • Design your supercar on page three (don't go outside the box)
  • Answer the questions on page four

Once you have filled out all the sections of the form, post your application (with the correct postage for a large letter envelope) to:

Blue Peter's Supercar of the Future competition, 1st Floor Bridge House, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2BH


Please make sure you include all four pages of your application and the correct postage for a large letter.

What we are looking for:

We want your entry to be the best it can, so here are some guidelines to think about before you get started:

  • Be creative:

Your car should look stylish but also be practical. Think about the shape and weight of your car to make sure it is super-efficient on the track. You might want to research into the elements that make up a car (e.g. mirrors, wheels, exhaust, lights) to spark some ideas for how to make them even better!

  • Make your car futuristic:

What powers your car? What kind of impact will it have on the environment and how you would generate that energy source? How might it be charged? Are there any other features that could be thought about, like an AI system or sensors? Might it travel in the air, on water, on sand/mud or all of them?

  • Be unique:

And finally, this is your Supercar – so we want to see one outstanding feature on it that makes you proud to have designed it. What makes your idea really unique?

Poster Competition

The Fire Service are running a poster competition for children.

They are keen to promote the dangers of burning garden waste – and the prize is a Lego set.
They would like you to design a poster that explains why burning garden waste is dangerous - you might want to think about the following:

·       The danger to wildlife

·       The risk of fires spreading

·       How fires could cause injury

·       The demand on our fire crews

Can you come up with a slogan for your poster?

They will be sharing as many entries as possible – so get drawing!
Send your entry with your name, age, an adult’s name and contact details to
Closing date is the 18th June and winners will be announced before the end of June.

A letter to future children

North East Wales Archive Service has launched a campaign for children to write a letter to ‘future children’ to explain how the current lockdown has changed their lives.   

The competition is for the best ‘Letter to Future Children’ written by school-age pupils living in Denbighshire and Flintshire. Write a letter, to be read by children in 100 years’ time, to tell them how your life has changed since you were sent home from school.

• What are you doing every day? 

• What is it like being at home all the time without seeing your friends and extended family? 

• Are you having to go to school, and, if so, is it strangely quiet? 

• How are your family coping with working at home or going out to do essential work? 

• Above all, tell the future children what you are missing most and enjoying most!

• Please include a drawing, showing how life looks to you at this strange time in history! 

All letters will be included in the ‘Letter to Future Children’ Archive and preserved for future generations to read. The winner will receive a prize of a £20 Amazon Voucher and have their letter shared online. 

E-mail your letters, with your name and address, to: for Denbighshire residents

Educational Websites & Apps

National Geographic for Kids website:

NASA Kids Club:

BBC Schools Bitesize Primary:

Young Ocean Explorers:

Oxford Owl Free Resources to support learning at home:

Fun Stuff for Kids - Smithsonian Institution:

News for Kids:


Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.  Age 8+ Civilisations AR 

Beautiful and informative dinosaur museum database.   Age 8+ Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collection

Kid-friendly access to a wide range of museum resources. Age 8+ Smithsonian Education Students