Young Cooks

Young people are annually invited to take part in the South East’s Young Cooks cookery competition with the winners receiving a share of £500!

Not just a cooking competition but a way for children to develop an understanding of the importance of food and nutrition.

This programme is a way for your school to encourage children to try new things and develop a basic life skill and, for some, a future career choice. We aren’t just looking for the next Master Chef, we want all children to understand that being healthy and cooking is something they can all do! 

Finalists will be chosen based on their entries and those who make the shortlist will be invited to an exciting final.

Closing date for entries: 18th April 2022 – Now closed

Any child or young person aged 7 – 21 may enter Young Cooks.


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The Big STEM Challenge

The Big STEM Challenge is an inter-schools, curriculum based competition to engage children and young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). There are three age categories – Primary, Secondary and 16 +.

  • Finalists will be invited to showcase their projects at Discovery Park to some of the UK’s biggest industry giants.
  • Each category project winner will receive a cash prize of £200.
  • All finalists will receive a certificate.
  • Experience days and other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges and sponsors.

*please note that in the event of a tie the cash prize will be split accordingly.

Individuals, groups or whole classes are asked to enter a STEM based project of their choice.  All projects MUST have a clear and identified goal and outcome.

Closing date for entries: 31st May 2022 – Now closed

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Tell us about your heroes

The Kent and Medway Charity Team, in collaboration with KCC and the Reconnect Programme, is excited to give children and young people across Kent the opportunity to tell us about their heroes.

Over the past two years we have seen HEROES come in all shapes and sizes and we want you to tell us about your HERO! Your HERO could be your Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister or someone from your local community or even someone famous from where you live. They can be real or fictional and could even be a superhero – it’s up to you! Your entry can be:

  • A short story
  • A poem
  • A short play
  • An essay
  • A comic
  • Or even a sound recording

It really is up to you. The ONLY thing you have to remember is that there needs to be a Hero at the centre of your entry but ALL entries MUST be a maximum of 500 words and completely your own individual and original work!

There will be three Kent Big Writing Challenge Champions selected from our district winners! All of our winners will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony where they will be awarded:

  • A framed certificate
  • A celebratory book containing all the winning entries.
  • Overall Kent Champions will receive a specially designed glass trophy.
  • KCC will be funding a trip for the classes of the three overall winners.

*Other prizes will be confirmed at a later date.

Closing date: 31st May 2022 – Now closed

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Contact us

Medway House, Ginsbury Close. Sir Thomas Longley

        Road. Medway City Est. Rochester. ME2 4DU

  01227 475966


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