Writing in Education
Children and Young People’s Writing in 2017/2018
Children and Young People’s Writing in 2017/2018

Published in May 2018, this report conducted by the National Literacy Trust explores how often young people write in their free time and what type of formats they write, how good a writer they think they are and what they think about writing. Findings from the report showed a decline in the number of young people who enjoy writing, with levels of writing at their lowest since 2010.


Click below to read the full report published by the National Literacy Trust.

Children and Young People’s Writing in 2017/2018

Writing for Enjoyment and its Link to Wider Writing
Writing for Enjoyment and its Link to Wider Writing

Published in June 2017 to mark the first National Writing Day, this report conducted by the National Literacy Trust found that children who enjoy writing, and who write creatively outside of school, do significantly better in the classroom.


Click below to read the full report by the National Literacy Trust.

 

Writing for Enjoyment and its Link to Wider Writing

“Pity our children – they’re being turned into grammar robots at school”
“Pity our children – they’re being turned into grammar robots at school”

Scientists will increasingly need ways of explaining themselves to a questioning public while storytelling, creative thinking and communication skills are increasingly important to technology companies. In short, writing matters – even for those who will never make a living primarily from it. Killing children’s enthusiasm for writing is a mistake we will live to regret.

“Pity our children – they’re being turned into grammar robots at school”

The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry Group
The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry Group

The Other Countries Poetry Group is a project run by Kate Clanchy at the Oxford Spires Academy. Clanchy’s article explores the experience of founding and hosting a writing group as a sanctuary for and a celebration of second-language writing. Her project kick-started the Oxford Spires Academy’s string of successes in the Foyle Award.

The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Poetry Group