Following the meeting of the literacy forum yesterday I thought I’d share with you a couple of useful websites that were suggested to support children’s writing through competitions.
The Scottish Book Trust have an ongoing 50 word fiction competition, where they provide a monthly prompt on a different topic – it’s then up to pupils to decide where to take it. There are categories for all-age Gaelic writers, young writers 5-11, young writers 12-18 and adult writers with prizes in each category. The current topic is fireworks with a deadline of Tuesday 29th January. For more details visit: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/reading/the-50-word-fiction-competition
Young Writers is a website which gives links to a wide range of competitions for primary and secondary pupils. There are also book reviews, activities and games as well as supportive lesson plans. This site can be accessed at: https://youngwriters.co.uk/index