Competitions & Challenges

Discover school and national competitions that you can take part in as well as other challenges and courses to improve your skills!


There are no competitions at this time.


Shade Sail Competition    Deadline 11pm 31st May 2021

In conjunction with Friends of Christ's College we have entered an exciting competition with A&S Landscape who are awarding a shade sail to one lucky school. To win this fantastic prize we need to collect the highest number of votes!

Please click here to vote for our school.   We would really love to win this shade for our outdoor space as we have very little shade for students when they are outside.

Once you have voted don’t stop there! Please spread the message with friends, parents and supplier’s websites as well as social media to help us win!


Young Writers  - 100 Word Story Competition - Deadline 27th May 2021

Young Writers is an organisation that runs national writing competitions for schools throughout the academic year.  Each competition they offer has a different theme and can vary between poems or stories and are set for different Key Stages.  

Competitions are advertised to Christ's College students through the Creative Writing Competition Google Classroom that students have access to, and also advertised on the My Homework App. 

The current 100 word story writing competition is called 'Unsolved' and students should submit their writing via Ms I Johnson so that she can send the entries for the school.

Students are being asked to write a classic 'whodunnit' story, and they are going to need:

  • A victim
  • A crime
  • Suspects
  • Someone to reveal the truth

Remember! Don't reveal too much too soon! As a crime/mystery story writer - keep the reader guessing until the end, so maybe a red herring or two is required...

Send your stories to 

The Poetry Society - Poetry Competition  Deadline:

The competition welcomes poems on ANY THEME and ANY LENGTH. It is completely free to enter for anyone aged 11-17 in the world.   Watch this video to get to know more about the competition and for some top tips from the judges: 

Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Arvon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners’ development with performance, publication and internship opportunities. 

Watch this video to see some recent winners sharing what winning the competition meant to them, and their best advice to young writers entering this year:

Poems come in all shapes, sizes, lengths, themes...and doesn't need to rhyme.  There are:

Shape poems
Acrostic poems
ABC poems
Free Verse poems 
Narrative poems...and many more.

Send your poems to



 From 1st February 2021 - ongoing

Virtual Cross Country Challenge

Active Surrey have set up some Virtual Cross Country Challenges for students to take part in.  There is a choice of two options to test your personal best at either the 10 minute or 1 mile challenge. Each one can be done multiple times and every time one is completed, results can be uploaded to the relevant Google Classroom code that has been sent out to parents/students  Mr Scutt will upload the results to Active Surreys spreadsheet to share the results of your efforts every Friday of each week.

10 minute run, jog or walk Challenge

Students must run, jog or walk for 10 minutes and record the distance covered.

1 Mile/1.6km Challenge   

Students must run, jog or walk for 1 mile or 1.6km equivalent and record the time that it took them.




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