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Gruffalo Explorers Schools Competition Winner

And the winner of our Gruffalo Explorers schools competition is Oxford Road Community School, Reading

They worked hard to build a giant Gruffalo mud head! We felt this was the most creative entry, very well done.

The runners up are...
Moorside Primary School, Lancaster. 
The reception class devoted a full week to Gruffalo Explorers – they ran story time sessions, created large natural mud collages, and had Gruffalo free play in the woods! Well done!

Ysgol Glanwydden primary school, Llandudno: 
The reception class went on a Gruffalo Explorers nature hunt, complete with a map they created. They collected bark, flowers, feathers and leaves along the way which they used to create pictures back in the classroom. They also made a giant Gruffalo crumble.  

Bensham Grove Nursery School, Gateshead:   
Their entry was a folder of photographs showing the reception class engaged in Gruffalo Explorers dress up, tasting Gruffalo crumble, playing with puppets, singing and reading!  


St Bede’s Primary School, Marske by the Sea: 
The Reception class have an outdoor classroom where they made Gruffalo Explorers puppets, a large Gruffalo Explorers painting, and a snake log pile. Their end of year assembly was all about the Gruffalo too.

Summerfield Primary School, Leeds: 
Key Stage 1 children collected twigs, bark, leaves and even bananas skins from their playground to create a very large Gruffalo.

Walsall Wood Primary School: 
These large (A1 in size) Gruffalo collages were sent with a lovely note saying how much the Gruffalo had helped with the reading progress of their pupils.


We also received the below rather impressive entry but it had no name on it. If you recognise it please get in touch via email:
All winning schools have now been contacted via their main office address details.  If you are a winner and haven’t heard from us please contact us via email:

Tuesday 27 October 2015



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