Writing Competition

When Katy is assigned a history project on World War Two, she moans and groans with the rest of her class. Work? During half term? Simply not fair! But when Katy and her brother wake to find them themselves in 1940s England, school projects are pushed far from their minds.

Can Katy change the course of history and prevent a tragedy in a terrifying air raid? And can Katy and her brother make it back home?’


That is the ‘blurb’ from ’KATY PARKER AND THE HOUSE THAT CRIED’ by Margaret Mulligan who visited Blakehill again to launch a writing competition.

The novel is a historical time-travel tale and its author challenged the children to write their own!

The story had to:

  •         Have an element of time-travel.
  •         Be at least half set during a famous period in history (from the time of the dinosaurs,            through Elizabethan England, even during World War II).
  •         Be a maximum of 500 words long.

There were prizes for the best stories in KS1, Y3-4 & Y5-6.