Young people today are full of brilliant and imaginative ideas. The official curriculum doesn’t always give them the freedom to express those ideas in just the way that they want. So this is your chance to let them loose!
To celebrate National Writing Day, the English and Media Centre is hosting an exhibition of ‘unguided’ writing by secondary students, aged 11-18, and their teachers. We will exhibit on our website a range of the most interesting writing that we receive on the day, under the following guidelines:
We want the exhibition to be as spontaneous as the writing, so we would like teachers to take photographs of completed work and send them to us between 9.30 a.m. on the morning of National Writing Day, Wednesday 21st June, and 5pm the following day. Instructions about the different ways that you can submit photographs can be found here. We would also welcome photos of whole classes – maybe even a whole school! – hard at work on their unguided writing, so long as individual students are not clearly identifiable. The selected work will then be displayed for all to see.
We will be using the following hastags on both Twitter and Instagram: #EMCLetThemLoose and #YourSchoolName (e.g. #CamdenHigh and #LeedsGrammar)