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Jenny & the Bear / Name the Teddy

The Jenny and the Bear programme (previously the Name the Teddy Competition) is part of a coordinated programme which aims to increase awareness of the effects of second-hand smoke on children and what parents/carers can do to ensure their children are not exposed to its harmful effects.

All Primary 1 classes are invited to take part in the competition, which consists of the story Jenny and the Bear being read to the pupils by their class teacher, followed by classroom activity to agree a name for the bear in the story, which is then entered into the competition. One class from each local authority area (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire) will be chosen as the winner and will receive a Teddy mascot for their class.

The story of the little girl and her teddy offers the opportunity to explore the themes of a favourite toy, rewarding positive behaviours and consideration for others. In addition, all children who take part in the competition will be given a booklet version of the story to take home. It is hoped that this will support parents/carers reading to their children and raising awareness of the issues of secondhand smoke within the wider family.

Both the competition and the booklet resource are link to Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes and the Scottish Government strategy to increase literacy.

How to register for the competition

If you would like your Primary 1 classes to participate in the competition, please download a copy of the registration form or complete the online registration (below) and return to Smokefree Services by mid December 2017.  Completed registration forms can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to the address on the form.

Registration Form

Name Submission Form


You can download and print registration and name entry forms using the links below:

Name the Teddy Registration Form

Name Entry Form

Classes who submit a registration form will be sent out a competition pack in January 2018, this will contain:

  • A link to the Jenny & the Bear site
  • Individual Jenny and the Bear booklets for pupils to take home
  • A competition entry form to submit the class teddy name
  • Freepost envelope

Competition Timeline

  • Registration forms to be sent to Smokefree Services by mid December 2017
  • Competition packs sent to schools January 2018
  • Teddy Name entries to be submitted to Smokefree Services by 28th February 2018
  • Winners will be announced in March-April 2018

Jenny and the Bear Teacher Timeline

Jenny & the Bear Video

Additional Resources

Links to Curriculum for Excellence

Name the Teddy CfE Links