NATIONAL WRITING DAY 24 JUNE 2020: #247 CHALLENGE
This is a nationwide celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing. You will have 7 minutes to write a 24-word story or poem, starting “One day …”. Take a photo of it, and share it via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #247 challenge. The website also offers some awesome creative writing tutorials led by authors. To get involved, follow: https://firststory.org.uk/writeday/.
BLUE PETER’S 6 BADGES OF SUMMER
EARN THEM ALL! Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Purple and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now! Fun activities throughout June and July. Download a wall chart to give you ideas and inspiration. For more information, click this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/six-badges-of-summer
COMICS TO READ ONLINE!
Over 140 educational comic stories to help you with your school work during Covid-19 pandemic, or just read them for fun. Best suited to ages 9-12. Free to read online! Just follow this link: https://dekkocomics.com/issue-list-home
JAMIE JOHNSON: THE KICK OFF
An epic tale of dreaming big and chasing glory. The first book in the Jamie Johnson football series now available to read online completely free. Click here: download the first book. You can also enter a very special Premier League challenge. Just follow this link: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/dan-freedman-football-challenge/
YOUNG POETS AWARD 2020
THE FOYLE YOUNG POET OF THE YEAR COMPETITION is now open to anyone aged 11 to 17. It is FREE to enter and you can submit as many poems as you wish, but remember – quality is more important than quantity. This is a prestigious national competition, funded by the Foyles Foundation and supported by Arts Council England, and it offers a range of magnificent prizes, including a poetry writing residential course. All entrants will receive a certificate. The deadline for submitting entries is Friday 31 July 2020. For more information, rules and how to enter, please follow: Foyle Young Poet of the Year competition