Calling all young budding authors aged 4 – 11!

It’s time to put pen to paper and use your imagination to write a short story or poem inspired by the beautiful town of Henley. Begin your entry with our starter sentence “I was standing on Henley Bridge one day…” and let your story flow:


4+ (up to 100 words);

6+ (up to 200 words);

9+ (up to 500 words)

Send your entry to and fill in the form here by Tuesday 30th August. Shortlisted entries will be judged by representatives from Highfield Preparatory School and then a winner and runner-up from each category will be chosen by bestselling children’s author, Steven Lenton! Winners will receive a book token, books for their school library and a signed book from Steven Lenton.


Entry Form