Doncaster's young writers to be featured in children's book

12 May 2020
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Doncaster Stories is offering local children the opportunity to have their writing featured in a published children's book.

The campaign, which is raising the profile of literacy to boost skills across the town, has recently launched a series of weekly writing challenges to keep children busy during lockdown. So far, children have written about superheroes saving Doncaster Market from a pesky villain, a monster invasion at the Frenchgate Centre, book reviews of the town's favourite children's books, and stories inspired by Conisbrough Castle.

For week five, children are being asked to write a closing rhyming couplet for Phil Sheppard's upcoming book Doncaster Stories. As well as being a Senior Project Officer for the Doncaster Stories campaign, Phil is also a local author and is using his upcoming book to create excitement about writing.

The book will feature three child characters who explore Donaster's most famous landmarks, and it is written in rhyming couplets. The book ends with the lines 'You'll find stories everywhere, you don't even have to leave your chair'. We're asking children to come up with an alternative rhyme by completing the following sentence:

You'll find stories everywhere,


Children have also been asked to draw an illustration to go alongside their rhyme. A selection will then be included in the published version of the book.

Entries for the fifth weekly challenge should be sent to by Friday 15 May. Please include a name, age, and school in the email. Alternatively, entries can be posted on Twitter using #DoncasterStories, or posted on the Doncaster Stories Facebook page.