Earth-moving fun for writing comp winner

James Taylor with Steve Biggs of Diggerland during his Be the Boss experience at the visitor attraction last year

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There is an earth-moving prize on offer for the KM Charity Team’s latest Be the Boss writing competition.

The winner of the competition for primary school pupils in Kent will spend the day in charge of Diggerland theme park in Strood.

They will get to explore the site, instruct staff on their activities for the day, work with the marketing department, check the stock in the shop ‑ and even get to work some of the awesome equipment at the venue.

To be in with a chance of winning, children need to write an account of their daily car-free journey to school.

Entrants need to think about issues such as:

  • Who they walk with and what did they talk about
  • The things they see during their journey
  • Any interesting wildlife or plants they see along the way.

The author of the best piece of writing will win the prize, and the experience day will take place on Saturday, March 28.

To enter and find out more information, download the ‘Power of Persuasion’ activity sheet from the KM Charity Team website at

Return completed activity sheets to the KM Charity Team at 10 Estuary View, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3SE. Or email them to

The closing date for entries is noon on Monday, March 2.

And watch a video about a 2019 Be The Boss experience day at Diggerland here:

Be the Boss terms and conditions:

  • Only children under the age of 12 on July 1, 2020, may enter the competition.
  • Children must use handwriting to create their entry and may use the reverse of the entry form to take part.
  • Please ensure the name, address and telephone number of the responsible adult is also written on the entry so we know who to contact if you win.
  • Only children attending primary schools in Kent may enter.
  • The closing date is noon on Monday, March 2, 2020.
  • Entries must be received at the KM Charity Team offices at 10 Estuary View, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3SE by the closing date.
  • No alternative prize can be provided. Equivalent prize value is 0.01p.
  • The winning child must appear in publicity stories to announce the win. The child’s work will be published on the KM Charity Team website.
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