Our annual Story in Nature competition, in partnership with The Week Junior Science+Nature, allows young people to express their love of trees and nature through writing. Whether you write a poem or a piece of prose, fiction or non-fiction, we want to know why nature is important to you. By telling nature’s story, we can all make a difference.

While this year’s competition is now closed, you can still get creative for our planet!

Be Inspired by our 2024 winners

Under 11 Poetry Winner & Overall Winner

Name:

Cotty

Age:

11

Name of Piece:

Gymnastics in Nature

The judges loved the infectious energy and passion that burst from Cotty’s original poem, truly capturing the awe-inspiring wonders of nature that Cotty celebrates in every day life.

Category Winners

See the full shortlist of fantastic entries to Story in Nature 2024

Send us your stories in nature

Whether you want to write a poem about your favourite tree, a story told from the perspective of an acorn or a description of a green space that you really love, we’d love to read it!

While our competition has closed, you can still share your creative writing with us. Just ask a parent/ guardian to email it to schools@treecouncil.org.uk

See where the seeds of your imagination take you!

Story in Nature in the classroom

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Deliver a lesson

Download our PowerPoint and deliver this hour lesson to help your class create some inspiring writing.

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Story in Nature worksheets

Download worksheets that helps your pupils write their Story in Nature writing independently, whether that’s in the classroom or as homework.

Tell your story!

We know just how important trees are. They give us the oxygen we need to live while also enhancing our lives, making us feel calmer when things are tough. It’s time to speak up and tell your Story in Nature! And if you need a little help and inspiration, check out Young Tree Champion Ambassador, writer Harry Munt’s, video for top tips.