National Writing Day

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National Writing Day is an annual celebration of the power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression.

National Writing Day is taking place on 23 June 2021.

Aligning with National Writing Day we have published new writing research which finds that just 1 in 3 (34.5%) children and young people said they enjoy writing.

Writing continues to support children and young people’s mental wellbeing, with 2 in 5 (38.3%) children and young people agreeing that writing makes them feel better.

1 in 2 children and young people say that they write to be creative (53.0%) or to express their ideas and imagination (48.0%).

Below, we've rounded up some of our favourite writing activities to help you celebrate and get writing.

Activities for primary pupils

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Activities for secondary students

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