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Craze of the Month: using the latest trends to promote literacy

Added 04 Apr 2018 | Updated 25 Sep 19

Literacy for Life

What’s the latest craze in your school? Each month we focus on one of the latest trends that may have hooked your pupils. We explore the craze and share ideas for how it can be used to promote literacy in schools. The activities suggested could be used in the classroom or library or set as homework.

Past crazes


  • July - Tour de France
  • May - Royal Wedding
  • April - Superheroes
  • March - Chocolate
  • February - The Voice


  • October - LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • September - Strictly Come Dancing
  • June/July – Wimbledon
  • April – Beauty and the Beast
  • March – Six Nations Rugby
  • January/February – Awards Ceremonies


  • December – Planet Earth II
  • November – Formula 1
  • September – Pokemon Go

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