We are very aware that Primary Schools already do a great job in educating our children on environmental issues, facilitating learning about nature and encouraging good stewardship of our planet from an early age.

The Morecambe Carnival cannot afford to miss an opportunity to consolidate this by raising the profile of the kids’ awareness and talents to a broader audience…adults can certainly learn from children, too.

To do this we have launched two exciting projects this year:

A Trees and Bees theme photo competition with super prizes worth £680.

A Writing Project on ‘The Importance of Bees’.

The six winning photos will be enlarged to poster size, framed and displayed at the event when the prizes will also be given by a celebrity.  A selection of the written pieces will be displayed at the event, too, for thousands of people to read.

Trees and Bees - MC18


If you would like to enter simply snap your high resolution picture (so it can be enlarged if it wins) and email to together with the form.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 18th July - noon

Camera loans available if required from Trumacar School, Combermere Road, Heysham, Lancashire, LA3 2ST.

1st PRIZE: Digital Camera worth £80 + Family pass to ‘Soul Bowl’ + your enlarged, framed photo

2nd PRIZE: Family pass to Jump Rush, £20 vouchers + your enlarged, framed photo

3rd PRIZE: Family of 4 voucher for Frankie & Benny’s + your enlarged, framed photo

Prizes presented on stage at Carnival Weekend!

Writing Project

This is an exciting project for children to explore the important role bees play in the world, why they need to be protected and what we can all do to look after them.

Schools are asked to submit up to 5 pieces from both KS1 and KS2 bands. These will then be displayed at the 2018 Morecambe Carnival for visitors to read and learn about bees.

To get started here are some useful research resources:

20 facts About Bees

Interesting Bee Facts

Written pieces should be between 300 and 500 words and fit on a portrait A5 sheet. Illustrations are also welcome!


Get involved today

Both the photo competition and the writing project are intended to be educational and encourage children in their formative years to be early and lifelong advocates of good nature stewardship.


Competition entries are kindly being curated by Trumacar Primary School in Heysham. Schools can email


For further information on the Trees and Bees Project and more in the Morecambe Carnival's efforts to create an enviromentally responsible event, email Ian Hughes at Oakstone Environmental Consulting:


(Please see the entry form for rules, health and safety advice and organiser disclaimer.)