Transition Mission Competition

We need you to write a short story about your first day at secondary school.  You can choose any format you like such as a fiction story, a diary entry, or a script – the choice is yours.  Keep it simple and short. 

Competition Dates:

Deadline: 13th July 2020

Winners announced: 16th July 2020

 now>press>play creates immersive audio adventures for primary school children just like you. Imagine zooming into outer space, hunting a wooly mammoth or deep sea diving and all without even leaving your school! We’re really excited to read your stories!  

What are the prizes?

  • 1st Prize – your story will be recorded and edited by now>press>play! You will have an audio story to share with your friends and family.
  • 2nd prize – a pencil case to take to your first day of secondary school

You should:

  • Choose your format, will you write a short story, diary entry or script?
  • Think about all the things that concern/worry you about your first day
  • How real are the concerns/worries compared with the reality of your first day? (You can always check out our transition resources to spark some ideas)
  • Show future students that we all have the same fears and that moving into Y7 is never as bad you might imagine it to be

To enter:

  • Entries must be submitted by 16th July 2020 17:00 BST.
  • Entries are invited from pupils in Year 6 only.
  • Teachers should submit entries on behalf of their pupils by email to or by post to now>press>play 28 Valentine Rd, E9 7AD

Listen for inspiration:

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Terms & Conditions

Transition Resources:

Competition Poster Ideas Map Character Starter Teacher Notes

Read about the now>press>play team’s first days at Secondary School:

Alice’s first day, Tilly’s first day , Jenni’s first day