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Summer Writing Challenge resources

We set our young writers a challenge – five days of writing prompts, complete with explanatory video and worksheet. The worksheets are both printable and interactive with links to additional resources. The poet Liz Berry has devised the series and filmed her instructions for the young people. You can do them one per day, you can do one a week, or you can save them up and do a challenge marathon – it’s up to you when you do it.

You can also choose how much of the challenge you do, and if something inspires you – go with it! You don’t have to follow all the prompts as written. The main aim is to get writing and have fun.

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2023-June 2024 are now available to book, including three new junior groups for Staffordshire, starting in January 2024.


Young Writers can submit up to three pieces of writing to our online magazine. The deadline for submissions for Issue 29 is 11th November 2024. Full details can be found here.

Spark Young Writers will soon be invited to submit a piece of writing for inclusion in the 2024 Anthology – more on this soon.

Check out all our ideas for writing prompts at our Get Writing tab. A wide selection of images, videos and funsheets for young writers to complete.