Athena’s Owls Live!


All of us at Athena’s Owls HQ have missed our sessions so much that we’ve decided to hold a live workshop via Zoom from 11.15am-12.15pm on the 19th December!

We can’t wait to welcome our Owls back to hear our brand-new story about one of the greatest Greek heroes, Achilles, and have the chance to design their very own shield complete with all their favourite memories.

Spaces for the online session will be very limited, so please sign up via Eventbrite if you would like to attend. Full information is on our Eventbrite page, but all attendees must be supervised by an adult for the whole session (who could even make their own shield!). All you will need is some paper or card (preferably a large paper plate) and colouring pens or pencils.

Sign up here:

We’ll also be combining this session with a new competition, open to everyone (not just those who attend the live workshop!) from the 19th December: we want as many of you as possible to design your own shield and send it to us so we can combine them into a huge Athena’s Owls shield, and give some prizes for the most inventive designs! 


This competition will open right after our live session on the 19th December and we welcome entries from anyone aged between 5 and 14 years old in the UK and Ireland. There are three age categories for this competition:

Category 1: 5-7 years old | Category 2: 8-11 years old | Category 3: 12-14 years old

We’re looking for the most inventive and original shields, showcasing what is most important to you – will your shield show your family, friends, pets, favourite story, or perhaps your favourite place to visit? There will be prizes of Book Tokens for the winners and runners up in each category. The closing date is 5pm on Thursday 31st December, and we will announce the winner via Twitter in January.

To enter, send us a photo of your shield (.jpg or .png format) through our entry form here:

Entries are limited to one per child and are completely free. UK & Ireland only. Winners will be contacted via email following the competition.

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