Proverbs School Challenge

We've created a Proverbs Challenge for both Primary and Secondary Schools - to get pupils writing their own modern-day Proverbs.

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The Proverbs School Challenge celebrates the faith and wisdom of young people by inviting them to be inspired by the Book of Proverbs and to write their own modern-day proverbs.

Teachers can submit the top 10 entries from their school to us and we will choose the best proverbs to share on this website and on the Bishops’ Conference social media accounts. If we receive a large number of excellent proverbs, we will consider creating a printed resource next year for distribution across schools in England and Wales.

Please use the posters we have provided below to promote the challenge.

Before your pupils write their own proverbs, you might want to spend some time focussing with them on the book of Proverbs using the downloadable resources below.

Further information on how to submit your pupils’ entries is provided here:

Read Fr John Deehan’s article on Proverbs here and get inspired to learn, share and celebrate our children and young people’s wisdom from around the dioceses as Jesus commanded us to do.

Posters advertising the challenge for Primary and Secondary schools:

*Bible quotations on these posters are from the Good News Bible.

Resources for Teachers:

An information sheet on Proverbs which can be used as background information or as reading for older pupils:

Some example Proverbs and discussion questions:

A help sheet which can be used to support pupils as they write their own proverb: