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Calling all noses

Brought to you by The Fragrance Foundation

Announcing the Mighty Nose Awards



At Key Stage 2 of the primary National Curriculum, your students are developing their reasoning and persuasive skills, as well as an openness and curiosity about the world. The Marty the Mighty Nose competition, organised by The Fragrance Foundation, will play to these unique and new found strengths whilst also helping to pen communications between students as well as teachers.

Use Marty the Mighty Nose, the smell-finder-in-chief of a faraway jungle tribe, to get your pupils to use their sense of smell as inspiration to develop pupils’ descriptive vocabulary and imaginative writing.

Can they impress the judges with a poem about the smells of the summer holidays? The aromas of Ancient Egypt? Or how about the whiffy pongs you might find in Tudor England?




The competition is a great opportunity for your students to be unself-conscious, let their imaginations run wild and let their curiosity get the better of them!

Previous judging panels have included our very own Editor Nicky Cox, as well as several well received authors.

This years winners will be presented with their prizes at a glittering awards ceremony at BAFTA London, next March.

Entries are open on 25 September 2017 to schools and families – so, why not enter your class? Due to the volume of entries we ask teachers to provide just a shortlist.

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Marty School

Getting involved is easy:

1. Download the entry pack here which contains more information about criteria and prizes, together with instructions on how to enter online or by post.

2. To kick-start the competition and get the pupils writing about smell, Marty has put together a one hour lesson plan to support literacy teaching including YouTube videos (found here) featuring Richard E. Grant.

Happy Smell-Hunting!

One of last years winning poems!

Smelly Seasons

 Suncream and salty air,
 Summer smells are here,
 Candyfloss and doughnuts,
 Sweet smells at the pier.
Lavender and Wisteria,
Spring flowers in bloom,
Bluebell and lilac,
All smelling of sweet perfume.
Fireworks, pumpkin soup,
And smoky burning leaves,
Toasted sweet marshmallows,
Fill the autumn’s breeze.
Frost morning air,
Cloves, cinnamon and pine,
Pretty burning candles,
Christmas is my favourite time!
Bella Barlow
Shiplake C.E Primary School
Year 4

Watch Marty the Mighty Nose’s lesson plans here:

To see last years winners, videos, entry requirements and more, go to the marty the mighty nose website.  
To find more information on The Fragrance Foundation, go to The Fragrance Foundation Website