Moto in the Community (MITC), has been proudly supporting National Storytelling Week since 2015, by holding an annual competition for our adopted schools encouraging young people nationwide to put pen to paper! We’re proud to announce the return of the competition in 2020.
In 2019, MITC published its first book of short stories and we made this available on all Moto sites last summer. The book was filled with selected stories from all the schools who took part in the 2018 competition.
2019’s competition was the most successful to date, with 19 schools submitting 956 stories – children were tasked with writing an adventure story inspired by the Bee Boy books by Tony De Saulles.
The winner of 2019’s competition is Emily from Dolphinholme C of E Primary School (our Lancaster sites adopted school). The winning school receives £2,500 to spend on outdoor play at the school and an author workshop from Tony de Saulles himself.
There were also four runners up: Amelia from Willand School, Olivia from Hanging Heaton C of E Primary School, Janis from Holy Rood Catholic Primary School and Joshua from Toddington St George Church of England Primary School. The runner-up schools each receive £1,000 to spend on books with Oxford University Press. The winning author and runners up each receive £50 WH Smiths vouchers.
MITC also supports schools literacy programmes through the Books for Schools programme, in association with Oxford University Press, which has seen us gift 140,000 books to schools since 2006.
Find out more about Moto in the Community and how we support our 57 adopted schools, here.