Where do you reckon Boro Bear would go if he could time travel?

Stevenage FC Foundation is asking children to answer just that question by letting their imaginations run wild in their latest short story-writing competition, Boro Bear's Book Club.

Last year, more than 150 children from Stevenage and the surrounding area entered their short stories, with the winners receiving their prizes from Ken Follett on the pitch at the Lamex Stadium.

Building on last year's success, the Foundation are now asking children to imagine where the football club's mascot might go if he had a time machine allowing him to visit any place, at any time in the past or in the future.

One winner will be picked from each of EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, and invited to give an interview and receive their prizes at a Stevenage FC home game.

The Comet: You can enter the competition by using this QR code.You can enter the competition by using this QR code. (Image: Stevenage FC Foundation)

Their stories will also be printed in the official matchday programme, while several other stories will be posted on the Foundation's website and social media channels.

Prizes available include Stevenage FC match tickets, goodie bags, and certificates.


Anybody up to the age of 12 can enter by writing a short story of around one side of A4, imagining where Boro Bear would go if he had unlimited money and resources to spend on whatever he liked. When and where does he go, what does he get up to, and who will he meet?

The Foundation, which is the official charity of Stevenage FC, aims to "create a community where all can live an active, healthy and positive life", and is running the competition in support of National Storytelling Week

Entries must be submitted by Thursday, February 29. To enter, and view all the information about the competition, visit this page on Stevenage FC Foundation's website: https://stevenagefcfoundation.com/get-involved/national-storytelling-week-2024/