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Children's and Young People's Writing in 2015

Added 03 Nov 2016 | Updated 23 Aug 17

Fewer children enjoyed writing or wrote something in their free time in 2015 compared with the previous year.  This is based on findings from our annual literacy survey that we conducted in November/December 2015. 32,569 children and young people aged 8 to 18 participated. 

We also found that technology-based formats, such as text messages and messages on social networking sites continued to dominate the writing that children and young people engaged in outside class in 2015, while attitudes towards writing had remained unchanged in 2015.

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