"I'm excited about starting school because..."

We asked Reception pupils their favourite thing about going to 'big school' and had a fantastic (and super cute) variety of responses....

We want every child to be this excited about starting school, free from the pressures of tests and academic assessments. We believe children should feel socially and emotionally confident, curious and ‪ready to learn‬.

Check out our 'being school ready' resources to help prepare the children in your care.

We're running a competition to showcase the excitement every child should feel about starting school. Be inspired by the video above and get your own photos and videos at the ready... 

Your chance to win!

Do you care for a child that's going up to school this September? Are they feeling prepared and excited? What are they most excited about? Tell us, for your chance of winning a Jofli Bear! We'll also showcase a selection of the photo and video submissions on the website and social media so they'll get the chance to be famous!

How to enter
First decide whether you want to submit a photo or a short video and follow the instructions below

Take a #readyforschool photo

  • Download and print this poster
  • Finish the sentence to say what they're excited about, by writing in the blank space on the poster and take a photo with the child holding it.

Take a #readyforschool video

  • Download and print this poster
  • Ask the child to hold the poster and film on your phone or camera a short video with them saying why they're excited for school.

How to submit your photo or video

Hurry! Competition closes 1st September.

File formats accepted: jpg, jpeg, png, wav, wma, wmv, mp3, mp4, mov
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