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Summertime Stories


Our Merseyrail trains can take you everywhere across the Liverpool City Region. Now take your imagination around the region too and write amazing Summertime Stories/Train Track Tales and win prizes.

If you are aged between 5-8 years/9-11 years then you can enter our FREE writing competition over the summer of 2019.

We have teamed up with local author, Charlie Lea from Read Now Write Now, who has written THREE creative writing worksheets for budding authors to choose from and write amazing stories. The settings for all these stories are based on locations in and close to the Liverpool City Region and which are served by Merseyrail Trains and all have a different theme to write about. Perhaps you are about to go on a day trip to visit one of them.



Prizes will be awarded after consideration by the judges: Charlie Lea from Read Now Write Now and Sally Ralston from Merseyrail and will be awarded by age range and not the theme or location. Really good writers who did not receive a prize may be commended.

Only writers in the age ranges 5-8 and 9-11 years will be eligible, and the following prizes will be awarded.

  • SECOND PRIZE                                           £25.00 BOOK VOUCHER PLUS £25 MERSEYRAIL VOUCHER.
  • THIRD PRIZE                                               £10.00 BOOK VOUCHER PLUS £10.00 MERSEYRAIL VOUCHER.

Prize winners will be required to attend a special prize giving award ceremony at the end of the competition. Prize winners and commended writers will receive a certificate. A copy of this certificate will be sent to your school.

Prize winners and commended stories will also be displayed online and at local stations.

Where to find the worksheets

You can download the worksheets at the bottom of this page.

For really useful advice to help you write your story, click here.

How to Enter

Before your story is submitted make sure a parent/carer has read the rules here.

Your parent/carer will have to confirm your name and age and tell us what school you go to.

The competition is open from 29th July 2019 and ends of 9th September 2019. Entries received before or after may not be considered by the Judges.


Good luck………………………………………………..

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