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Start-Write competition

This competition has ended.

Get creative with our ‘Start-Write’ competition and be entered into a free prize draw to win a year’s worth of Start-Rite shoes and a fabulous Eco scooter from Micro Scooters!

It’s lockdown mid-winter and that means this time our kids will be spending even more time keeping warm indoors, trying again to make sense of the world around them.

The positive impact on a child’s mental health and wellbeing gained through writing down personal experiences is evident. Experts claim that through observation and reflection, children can better process feelings and help navigate change. Exploring and identifying emotions is cathartic, empowering and promotes emotional growth - not to mention boosts literacy skills along the way.

That’s why we’re inviting children to put pen to paper or digits to devices and write about this very unique time in their lives. The funny and happy, the silly and soppy, the sad and sentimental. Together we can walk through this tricky terrain!

how to enter

Whether it’s missing their mates or learning a new skill, or the time you got dressed up to take the bins out (#embarassing!), or Zooming their grandparents over Xmas, we’d love you to share your experiences with us.

Here are a few guide questions to help inspire their creative juices. It can be a few lines, paragraphs or even pages. We’re excited to receive them all. Good luck #TeamStartWrite

1. What’s your favourite or not-so-favourite thing about lockdown?
2. Have you learnt any new skills since being in lockdown?
3. What superpower would help you in lockdown?
4. Describe life for you in lockdown.
5. Think about the positive things that you achieved, enjoyed, remember from last year and what are you hopes and dreams for 2021?
6. Imagine a friend is finding lockdown hard, maybe they miss friends, school, or just plain bored, what advice would you offer to help them out?

How to enter

Please email their thoughts, along with their name and age to competition@startriteshoes.com.Every entry will automatically be in line to win not only a year’s worth of Start-Rite shoes but, thanks to our close friends (and chief play makers) Micro Scooters, a brand new Eco Micro Scooter with matching accessories bundle - made from recycled fishing nets hauled from the oceans! We have two sets to giveaway. The scooter prize is suitable for children aged between 2 - 12 years old. Competition ends Sunday 31st January.

Here are our six sensational reasons to ‘Start-Write’ today…

  1. 1. Help make sense of feelings at a difficult time.

  2. 2. Learn to communicate feelings. .

  3. 3. Focus on the positives as well as the negatives.

  4. 4. Improve reading, writing and grammar skills.

  5. 5. See your writing up on our dedicated page for all the world to see.

  6. 6. Win an amazing prize from us and Micro Scooters.



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Sources:
• https://www.scholastic.com/parents/books-and-reading/raise-a-reader-blog/how-journaling-benefits-your-child.html#:~:text=Journal%20writing%20can%20help%20your,skills%2C%20and%20communicate%20their%20ideas.&text=Journaling%20encourages%20your%20child%20to,write%20daily%20(or%20more!). • https://www.verywellfamily.com/the-benefits-of-journaling-for-kids-2086712