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Win Reading Plus - Festive Poem Competition 2023

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland…

Enter our free Festive Poem Competition to be in with a chance of winning Reading Plus for your school.

Win Reading Plus

To be in with a chance of winning Reading Plus for your school, students are to submit a poem titled ‘Winter Wonderland’. Aside from the title, students have free creative rein! They can be fun, silly, or Santa-mental.

Need some inspiration? Scroll to the bottom of the page for some tree-mendous ‘Winter Wonderland’ writing prompts and activity resources.

Poems can be acrostic, rhyming, or non-rhyming and must be no longer than 12 lines. 

If you are a parent, carer, or guardian and wish to enter your child’s poem, please speak to your child’s teacher/school first. 

The competition is open to non-Reading Plus users only.

Already a Reading Plus user? Enter our customer competition here 


Competition key dates




What is Reading Plus?

Reading Plus is an adaptive online reading development programme designed to improve students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary in KS2 to GCSE and beyond.

Key features include:

  • Inbuilt summative and formative assessments – results accurately identify each child’s skills gaps and place students on a personalised, age-appropriate reading journey.
  • The Reading Plus Guided Window – Students will see texts presented using the patented Guided Window feature to model good reading behaviour – improving their fluency and stamina.


Three prizes are available:

  • The school with the most votes will win a one-year subscription to Reading Plus (up to 35 licences), including full training, implementation, and support for the duration of their licence.
  • The school with the 2nd most votes will win a £200 Amazon voucher and a certificate.
  • The school with the 3rd most votes win a £150 Amazon voucher and a certificate.

Terms and conditions apply

How to enter

Poem entries must be submitted here or using the link below by midnight on the 13th of December, 2023

  • Only one entry per student will be accepted (submissions must include the student’s name, age, and school).
  • Reading Solutions UK will shortlist six poems.
  • Shortlisted poems will be shared on Reading Solutions UK’s social media channels, and a voting process will occur.
  • The prize winners will be the top three poems that receive the most votes.
  • Each like, comment, or share is worth one vote.

Voting will open on the 19th of December and close at midnight on the 31st of December!




Lesson ideas for your class

Use these class discussion questions to inspire your students’ imaginations and snowball some ideas for their ‘Winter Wonderland’ poems.

  • What is your favourite part about Winter? Why?
  • What activities do you like to do in the Winter?
  • What holiday traditions do you have?
  • What holidays do you celebrate during Winter? How do you celebrate them?
  • What is your most magical holiday memory?
  • What is your favourite Arctic animal? Why?


We’ve put together a Festive playlist for your students (and yourself!) to spark joy while they write their poems.

Click here to play our Spotify playlist.

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