Rebel Girls Resource and Competition ????

Posted by theministry on 4th March 2019

Download our FREE Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls resource and be in with a chance to win signed books for your school library.

We’re excited to share our Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls resource, perfect for helping budding writers create their own stories inspired by the best-selling book, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo.

The resource, produced in partnership with Penguin Random House, is packed full of activities for girls and boys to help them enjoy the book and write about women they admire.

Teachers – We recommend using these activities with children in Years 3-6. They’re great for looking at non-fiction, narrative, direct speech and women in history and for inspiring creative writing in general – particularly for those who may struggle to get writing.

Parents and Carers – Try these at home with your children aged 7-11. We encourage you to have a go at writing a story too as writing together can be really beneficial for children’s confidence and enjoyment.

Children – Don’t worry too much about spelling and grammar when you’re doing these activities, we care more about your ideas. As one of our 7 year old writers says, ‘Think bold. Think like an owl’.

Win signed books and have your story read by author Elena Favilli

To celebrate the release of the resource and International Women’s Day, we want to read your stories on your favourite rebel girl.

The shortlisted stories will be judged by the author by Elena Favilli herself and all shortlisted candidates will receive signed copies of the book.  

To enter the competition please read the details below, then send you stories to or post to Ministry of Stories, 159 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ

Competition details:

  • All the writing must be produced by children aged 7-11
  • If entering as a school, please send no more than five written pieces to be judged
  • The stories must be at least 100 words (and no more than 500 words)
  • Open to state schools in the UK only
  • Deadline for entries is 9am Monday 25 March 2019

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

  • Ten stories will be shortlisted by the Ministry of Stories staff
  • The final winner will be judged by Elena
  • All shortlisted applicants will receive a signed Rebel Girl book
  • Judge’s decision is final
  • Due to resources, posted stories cannot be returned to applicants and individual feedback cannot be given
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