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Speak Up North

Unleash your pupils’ inner storyteller!

Read this year's entries

Introducing Speak Up North, our creative storytelling competition

As an education charity, we’re committed to putting young people at the centre of what we do – amplifying their voices and celebrating their achievements. 

The competition aims to make storytelling fun and accessible for all young people, so they are encouraged to share their creativity, their stories, and what matters most to them through poetry, short stories, and spoken word. 

Our 2024 theme was belonging and pupils wrote about family and friends, place, culture, hobbies, and much more. We thank every young person who wrote as part of this year’s competition and give a special thanks to the featured schools in our anthology: Broadfield Primary (Oldham), Denton West End (DWE) Primary School (Denton, Greater Manchester), Peel Park Primary (Bradford), and Stockport School (Stockport, Greater Manchester).

Want to find out this year's winners and read the entries?

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Get your pupils involved in Speak Up North 2025!

Register your school's interest today. We'll be in touch early in the 2024/25 academic year with competition details and resources so you can embed it into your curriculum.