The Scrapbook of Hopes challenge

Entries close 31 Jan 2021
Scrapbook of Hopes banner2

As part of its work to support better mental wellbeing in schools, the Bupa Foundation is donating 15,000 copies of Bloomsbury’s The Book of Hopes to 5,000 primary schools across the UK and invites these schools to take part in our Scrapbook of Hopes challenge for the chance to win prizes.


The Scrapbook of Hopes challenge invites you to fill in our scrapbook template with words and pictures that showcase the fantastic work you are doing to spread hope, inspiration and a love of reading in your school and local community.

Your Scrapbook of Hopes can be filled with activities from across the whole term and winter holidays.

Ideas and inspiration for your scrapbook

  • Reading Tree challenge
    Your pupils will “grow” paper trees across your school as they read and recommend books to each other. Download resources and guidance from this page.
  • The Book of Hopes teaching and learning activities - free resources covering
    - Reading and writing, developed in partnership with Twinkl
    - Wellbeing, developed in partnership with Place2Be
    - Transition, developed in partnership with Babcock
  • Christmas or New Year card design challenge
    Spread joy at Christmas and in the new year by designing and writing The Book of Hopes themed cards to neighbours and local care homes.
  • Book displays
    Inspire reading in school and in the community with displays of inspiring beloved books.
  • Shared reading
    Encourage families to read The Book of Hopes stories at home with the online version.
  • Wider reading
    Can your pupils find and read books by all of the fantastic authors featured in The Book of Hopes?
  • Your own ideas and activities!

How to enter

  1. Use our editable template to write a brief description about your activities – this may be paragraphs or bullet points but shouldn’t exceed 250 words.
  2. Choose up to three pictures that best show us your activities – insert these in to the template if you can, or attach separately to your email entry.
  3. Email your template and pictures to before the deadline of 31 January 2021.

Terms and conditions apply.

The prizes

A selection of our favourite school entries will win beautiful signed artwork from The Book of Hopes, plus a set of Katherine Rundell’s children’s books including Rooftoppers and The Good Thieves.

One of these winners will also be chosen at random to win a virtual author visit from Katherine Rundell herself.

Please note

Words and photographs provided in your competition entry may be used in the media, on documents, newsletters, websites, and the social media channels of the National Literacy Trust and partners and funders. You will therefore need to ensure parental permission has been obtained for this in relation to any children appearing in photographs included in your Scrapbook of Hopes.

This competition is open only to schools that have been gifted three copies of The Book of Hopes from the National Literacy Trust and the Bupa Foundation.

Competition Updates

You can download the resources from this page without registering, so you do not need to login or start a membership.

However, if you would like to be kept informed about the competition then logged in members can complete the form below, or non-members can register for a free membership .

Want to enter this competition? Login or start your membership