The Stories on Values Competition 2017
Our second Stories on Values Competition for 7- to 11-year-olds to mark World Values Day 2017 lived up to the incredibly high standards set in the first year. Children were asked to write an original and creative story about their favourite value using no more than 350 words.
We had a wonderful response. Our distinguished judges had an extremely tough task in picking out the winners from many imaginative, well-crafted stories showing so many different ways in which values play a central role in all our lives, whether as children or adults.
Here are the winning entries:
Winner: "Love Finds a Way" by Giselle (aged 9) from St Paul's C of E Primary School, London, UK
Runner Up: "Global Awareness" by Melanie (aged 10) from The English School, Kuwait
We are extremely grateful to our judges all of whom have amazing records as innovative headteachers and champions of values literacy and holistic education: Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Lisa Croke and Viv Grant.
Book token prizes went to the two winners and were also awarded to the six highly recommended entries.
Stories on Values booklet
Early in 2018 we will be producing a booklet containing some of the best entries to this year’s competition.
2016 Book of Stories on Values by children for children
We gathered together 40 wonderful stories from the 2016 competition and many beautiful illustrations and drawings and have printed them in a book. Do click here to download the PDF version free of charge. (Hard copies are available in the UK for £8 (including packaging & postage) - just send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
We hope teachers will be inspired to use some of these stories and pictures as additional resources when they prepare lessons using our Education in Human Values (EHV) programme.