Everyone has a story to tell…
National Writing Day is our annual celebration of the pleasure and power of writing creatively, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to try writing for fun and self-expression.
We’ve partnered with some of the leading literacy organisations and publishers in England, to create a National Writing Day programme dedicated to schools.
National Writing Day is Wednesday 24 June. We’re making it really exciting, useful and easy for you to join in with other schools across the nation.
Why take part?
- Students feel what it’s like to be a writer, rather than simply do writing.
- Young people can develop their own voices, choosing what they want to say and how they want to say it.
- Gives students impetus to write for themselves.
- Everybody can participate and the whole school can celebrate writing together.
- Free high-quality resources by leading education experts.
Join our mailing list today for more info — plus you’ll be entered into our free prize draw to win a bundle of children’s books, courtesy of Penguin Random House.
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NWD 2019 highlights
The third annual National Writing Day took place on 26 June 2019. Thousands took part in our national call to action activity — a seven-minute free writing exercise, inspired by the prompt, ‘In this place…’. Teaching and learning resources were downloaded 4,427 times, reaching an estimated 156,000 students. Through partnerships with the BBC and local media, press and PR reached an estimated 4 million people, while combined social media reach was 1.23 million.
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National Writing Day is a First Story initiative organised and delivered in partnership with arts and literacy organisations across the UK.