Category Archives: Writing

Great Writing Challenge 2

For the second Great Writing Challenge, Mrs Macfadyen explained that pupils would have to put their characters into some sort of danger. Their task was to investigate dangerous locations around the world to help them decide where and how their characters … Continue reading

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BBC School Reporters

Our BBC School Reporters met again today to continue their discussions and research. The group have set themselves a series of daunting challenges for School Report Day on 10th March and are learning how to manage their time and each other in … Continue reading

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Miss Write’s Advice

Useful advice for budding writers from Scottish Book Trust. http://scottishbooktrust.com/blog/writing/2014/07/miss-writes-advice-a-how-to-guide-for-budding-authors

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Storytelling periodic table

An interesting way to build a story. http://designthroughstorytelling.net/periodic/

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Young Writers Awards 2013

Link to the Scottish Book Trust Young Writers Awards 2013

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Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook 2013 Competition

For all young people between 7-17. Red House are looking for submissions to be published in a new book, with winners also being invited to a writing workshop at the Imagine Children’s Festival in February 2014. Entries can be stories, … Continue reading

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Young Movellist of the Year

From the Reading Agency Are you a young writer aged 13 – 19? Win a publishing contract with Random House, plus a £2000 advance We are pleased to announce that the SONY Young Movellist of the Year Competition is here! … Continue reading

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Name the Bridge

Could you name the Bridge? Transport Scotland are asking for suggestions for the replacement bridge over the River Forth. You can submit your ideas at the Name the Bridge website which will tell you if this name has already been … Continue reading

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Blogging Goodnight Mr Tom

2nd year English classes are writing blog posts based on the novel or drama they are currently studying in class. Mrs Mitchell’s class are working on how World War II affected the characters in the book, Goodnight Mr Tom Success … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day 2012

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day was ‘Stars’ so we used the named stars to create our own little Milky Ways. There are approximately 400 stars with names and not just numbers in our galaxy, and pupils were … Continue reading

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