Design your own comic strip story for the chance to win prizes!

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We want children aged 7 to 11 at Keighley and Tong and Bowling schools to get creative and design their own comic strip!

Comic books can be a great way of interesting children who aren’t enthusiastic readers. Comics are often filled with high-energy plots, beautiful illustrations and engaging language, and can be more accessible to reluctant readers than text-only books.

We want you to help us use the power of comics to get children reading, writing and drawing to improve their literacy skills and inspire a love of reading.

Enter now for the chance to win a comic book subscription and book tokens!*

Download the competition sheet and get creating!


Tips for parents and carers:

  • Think up possible plot and character ideas together. The story can be about absolutely anything - from real life to pure imagination
  • You could both look together for inspiration in books, magazines, movies and online
  • Note down ideas as a list or create a mind map or spider diagram
  • Ask your child to list their top 3 ideas and help them develop them by asking questions. For example. 'can you think of something funny that might happen?' and 'what could happen next?'
  • When your child has decided on their characters and storyline help them plan what will go in each box of the comic strip provided on the competition sheet

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*Terms and conditions apply. Only students, aged 7 to 11 years in schools in Keighley and Tong & Bowling can enter the competition. Competition closes 13 September 2019. There will be one winner from each area (Keighley and Tong/Bowling) and the winners will be notified before 29 November. No more than 2 entries per child.

Entries should be emailed to Bradfordstories@literacytrust.org.uk, given them to your Inspiring Parents contact, or posted them to Bradford Stories, National Literacy Trust, 68 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RL.