Scotland's Stories of Home for Schools

We want to know what ‘home’ means to young people across Scotland. Pupils of all ages can get involved in Scottish Book Trust’s national writing campaign for 2014.

Stories and poems should be under 1000 words and should be written on the theme of ‘what home means to you’.

Pupils are invited to submit a piece of personal writing, such as a story, rap, song or poem based on their experience, which shows what home means to them. We are not looking for made up stories, but stories based on experience.

Stories and poems should be under 1000 words and should be written on the theme of ‘what home means to you’. This can include places, buildings, people, communities, a view, music, food, objects, pets etc. Entries in Gaelic and Scots are welcomed.

 

How to enter a Story

Teachers or parents should submit entries on behalf of their pupil(s) or child using THIS FORM. Multiple entries can be entered on one form.

 

Entries can be posted on the Scottish Book Trust website until 30 June 2014, and will be published online for others to read.

Pupils can also comment on each others’ stories and discuss what home means to them through the moderated comments section of the website.

 

Learning professionals can download our free learning resources to help get the most out of this project in their classroom or library. And of course, we are also inviting school staff and parents to submit their stories of home to the general adult campaign!

A selection of pupils’ stories, chosen by a panel of young people, will be published in a free e-book available to download during Book Week Scotland 2014.

For more information visit the main Scotland's Stories of Home section or email storiesofhome@scottishbooktrust.com.