The very best entries from children for our 2018 Stories on Values competition
To mark the climax of the 2018 WORLD VALUES DAY “Values in the Community” campaign on 18 October, between June and mid October we ran our third “Stories on Values” competition. We invited children from all over the world, aged from 7 to 11, to submit their own stories based on their chosen values.
All the inspirational judges, Professor Sir Albert Aynsley-Green, Dr Jill Berry and Sonia Gill, were extremely impressed with the quality of the imaginative and perceptive work that was sent in. There was a tie for 1st place but instead of using his casting vote, the Chair of the judges, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, wanted to recognise the excellent standard of the stories by both Sherwin and Laya and therefore on this occasion we had joint winners.
We would like to congratulate ALL the children who took part in this competition for their amazing submissions – both stories and pictures. The outstanding quality of thinking and the ability to convey such profound thoughts is testament to the life-enriching values education work that is taking place in the children's schools and being further enhanced at home with the support of their parents, carers and others.
Exciting news - We have compiled a PDF booklet with the top nine prize-winning entries along with another 34 of the very best pieces of work and 20 of the hundreds of delightful pictures sent in.
Do download the 2018 booklet here. (It may take a few moments!)
2017 Book of Stories on Values by children for children
We collected together over 30 delightful stories from the 2017 competition, along with some charming illustrations and pictures and compiled a PDF book which you can download free of charge - click here.
We hope teachers will be inspired to use some of the stories and pictures from this book and the 2016 book as additional resources when they prepare lessons using either our Education in Human Values (EHV) programme or the new SMSC/PSHE/British Values programme - The Big Think (TBT) - for children aged from 4 to 11 to be launched in the spring of 2019.
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 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.)