To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Teaching Trees programme, the Royal Forestry Society is inviting children, schools and young people’s organisations to enter a free poetry competition inspired by Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s book Where My Wellies Take Me.

There are three categories: Age 5 - 7 (Key Stage 1), Age 7 - 11 (Key Stage 2) and Age 11 - 13 (Key Stage 3). Winners will be announced on World Book Day (5 March) and they and their school/organisation will each receive a hardback copy of Where my Wellies Take Me.

The closing date for entries is Monday 24th February. Full details are available here.

Where My Wellies Take Me was voted by Teaching Trees’ Education Officers as one of their top 20 books for inspiring imaginations and creativity when visiting a forest. View the full list of books here.

Teaching Trees, which connects schools and woodland owners through woodland visits and professional training, already operates in nine regions in England and is hoping to announce an additional three education officers during 2020.