Gingerbread supports Pearson’s My Twist on a Tale writing competition

Posted 12 September 2019

We’re excited to be inspiring children and young people to get creative by supporting the My Twist on a Tale national writing competition from one of the leading learning companies.

Pearson are encouraging 4-16 year-olds to tear up the rule book and create their own 21st-Century take on classic fairy tales, fables and regional folk stories.

Their competition aims to empower children and young people from Key Stage One to Key Stage Four to write their own stories, celebrating a diverse and modern-day Britain.

Whether it’s Cinderella meeting her not-so-evil stepmother, magical smartphones, or classroom kingdoms, children and young people across the country are being given the opportunity to get creative and put a personal twist on the tales by reflecting their own personality, location, heritage, interests and experiences. They can even create a fable or fairy tale of their very own.

Diversity, inclusion and relatability matter – in the literature we consume, and the books, poetry and plays we put in front of our children. From early stages to adulthood, everyone should feel represented in the books they read and the stories they write. The free competition, My Twist on a Tale, gives children and young people the opportunity to become the protagonist of their own story and assert their modern-day stamp on a classic tale.

Registration is open now! Entries can be submitted from 9am on Sunday 8th September 2019 (International Literacy Day) until 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019.

To register or to find out more, visit:

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