Win a Class Pass to the Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things Exhibition


Today is international Chocolate Cake Day! To celebrate this momentous occasion we’ve teamed up with Penguin Schools and Stratford’s Discover Children’s Story Centre to launch a lip-licking poetry competition…

Write a poem about your favourite cake to be in with a chance of winning tickets for your whole class to visit the amazing Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things Exhibition. Step inside a humongous Chocolate Cake, explore Bad Things in the Dread Shed and go on a Bear Hunt. The exhibition will run at Discover (Stratford) until 10 April, after which it will go on tour to Cornwall, Manchester and Liverpool.

To win tickets to this great exhibition (and a lovely bundle of Michael Rosen’s poetry books) send your poem entry to by 29th February. Don’t forget to ask permission from your teacher first! Travel will not be included.  Please Note: Your visit to the exhibition is for one class only and will be on one of the following dates: Monday 7 March, Monday 14 March or Monday 2 March.

Want some inspiration? Watch Michael Rosen’s delicious poem Chocolate Cake


1. Read and read and read. Poems are everywhere, They’re in books, like the Puffin Poetry collection of course, but they’re also in pop songs and even television adverts.
2. Write, write and re-write until get it right. Keep on playing with those words until your poem is perfect.
3. Read your poem out loud to see how it sounds and read it to other people to see what they like.
4. Use different writing techniques like alliteration, metaphors, similes and even a rhyme or two (or three) to bring your poem to life.
5. Have fun!

The judges will be looking for creativity and imagination – good luck and have fun playing with words!

 T&Cs apply

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