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My Best Day Out – Competition

Our new student competition is called:


Students are asked to make a short video (1 to 2.5 minutes), or written piece or photograph.

The film/ written piece/ photography must describe and show people your ideal day out. You must then explain what you have gained from this day out, in terms of learning more about your course or just in general. Perhaps it helped you gain more focus or enjoy your subject more! Perhaps it just made you feel healthier or you gained new friends.

Your entry could include event footage, photos from the day out or discussion of the activity itself and why you chose it. Your entry may include how you combine this kind of outdoor activity with your home studies. Do siblings take part too? How do you organise your time?

Your entries can be edited together from several events over time. They may include text or animation. Your family, friends or pets can take part in the action, but the prize can only be awarded to the one student entering the competition.

There are two age categories:

Age 12 and under

Age 13 and over

The prize in each category is £100!

Please make sure to include your name, age and country with your entries and on your video introduction, and to upload your entry to the correct age level within the assignment options.

Please note that if you include any music in the background of your video, you need to have copyright permission or your video may not be viewable in certain countries. Here is a useful library for useable background music:

The judges will consider the professional quality of the entry as well as the student’s chosen activity and the interesting points made!

Some possible ideas to think about:

Are you going on a museum trip or to an art gallery – how may this inspire you?

What kind of daytrips do you take to help learn your subjects?

Do you do experiments out in nature or elsewhere that help you learn new things?

How does this day out improve your general happiness or wellbeing?

Do you have any recommendations for days out for other homeschoolers?

Why do you feel extracurricular (out of study time) activities are important?

If (or when) you were at a traditional school, were you able to have as many fun days out?

Show the world that homeschoolers have a diverse range of activities which help them become better all-round learners! Share with other students great ideas of where to go in your area!

To upload your entry simply click here. You can also email them here. You can re-submit should you need to. Closing date is 31st July 2019.

If you have any questions or problems please email us here.

34 responses to “My Best Day Out – Competition”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Do video entries have a better chance of winning?

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Hi there, not necessarily, very hard to say until we see the entries! I’d say go for what you are best at, Best wishes, Amy

  2. Anonymous says:

    This looks so fun!! Are you allowed to enter if you have already won a competition?

  3. Anonymous says:

    How is the activity considered when what is fun is different for evryone.

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Good question! Well we are intrigued to see what does interest different people in different places, and I’m sure it will be very interesting and a wide mixture! We will try to judge fairly but i’m sure it will be very hard.

  4. Anonymous says:


    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Hi there, they have not been deleted but we area working on a new larger area to put them in so have momentarily turned them off on the website. The clubs will be back on soon! The entered works are now housed on either the art gallery or digital gallery in the meantime, Best wishes

  5. Anonymous says:

    Can you join the chess club if you dont know how to play chess?

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Yes indeed! It may be tricky at first but there are lessons you can do for free and there are definitely other beginners in the group, so I will send out a group message to see if anyone wants to start out a new game.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How do you join the chess club?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does the July theme mean what would change if I were the president of any one country or the changes I would make in several countries if I were the president of them.

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      It would be interesting to know what you would change specifically in the country you are living in, but also interesting what you would change everywhere.You can answer in either way, or address both of them in one piece! So long as you mention which country/ countries you are talking about making the changes in if it is relevant. Some students are born in one country and temporarily living in another, so they may want to pick which country they are president of. And some may want to take it down an imaginary route such as being World President. I hope that makes it clearer!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Can you write your best day out in story form
    with dialogue.

  9. Anonymous says:

    in ches club i have to pay to continue learning what do i do?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can I calculate my age on a lunar calender?

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Hi if you would like to. I will also check all entrants on our system just to double check age groups! Thank you!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I have a written document and all written file formats are not accepted.I cant submit it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Can I email via Canvas.

  13. Anonymous says:

    If you have already won a previous competition, does it affect your chances of winning?

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      No not at all! We will just go on the best entry. Although we will consider having an anonymous competition in the future now that you have pointed this out, Best wishes

  14. Anonymous says:

    I dont have email acess currently

  15. Anonymous says:

    Even after August 1st?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hello, when will the winner be announced?

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Hi this will be announced in about a week! There is a message to everyone on Canvas. Best wishes and good luck!

      • Amy Hemingway says:

        Hi there! Sorry the college has been hugely busy with applications and exam results coming out, but we will indeed be announcing this result tomorrow, Monday 19th. Best wishes and sorry for the delay!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Alright.Well be expecting it on the 16

    • Amy Hemingway says:

      Hi there! Sorry the college has been hugely busy with applications and exam results coming out, but we will indeed be announcing this result tomorrow, Monday 19th. Best wishes and sorry for the delay!

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