Impact Report


This is the report we recently devised to show the impact of the work we did last term. The project, funded by the Big Local, saw us working with Kelvin Grove, St. Aidan’s and Corpus Christi. The children and staff alike were very responsive to the work and we thoroughly enjoyed creating their school magazines with […]

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Five qualities a good teenage writer needs



At Bringing Words to Life, we love nurturing talented young writers. We work hard to help writers develop their skills, and have put together our top five tips for young people who want to work on their writing. Without further ado, here are five pieces of advice to help you take your writing to the […]

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500 Words



The Chris Evans Breakfast Show’s 500 words competition is back for 2016!The Duchess of Cornwall is to be the honorary judge for the competition and joining her on the judging panel are children’s authors Malorie Blackman, Charlie Higson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Francesca Simon.BBC 2 reached a record last year with 120,421 entries.500 WORDS is […]

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Annual Report



For those of you who were unable to attend our AGM in November, please find a copy of our Annual Report 2014/5 for your records. 

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Teenagers ‘unhappy by the time they leave school’



A study by think-tank Demos says some pupils feel school is just preparing them for exams. The study urges the government to help school and colleges explore self-belief, perseverance and resilience.The ‘Mind Over Matter’ report is based on interviews with experts and a survey of 1,000 students, and from this, it is suggested that there […]

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Homesick Students are in a Travel Rush



Homesickness reaches its peak just three weeks into October Association of Train Operating Companies (Atoc) research suggests. Of the approximate 1.7 million journeys made across the entire rail network last year, over 337,000 were made using 16-25 Railcards. A 13% increase than the usual weekly average.For railcard journeys originating in university towns, the figure was 28% […]

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Reading Over Writing


Latest research shows that children today show less interest in writing than they do in reading.The report, Children’s and Young People’s Writing in 2014, has set out the findings for the fifth annual survey of more than 32,000 eight- to 18-year-olds. The findings were that children’s enjoyment of writing has started to increase slowly over the […]

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Schools Going Large



Councils across England are planning a new wave of ‘super-size’ secondary schools with between 12 and 16 form groups for each year. The government have claimed that larger schools could produce very good results.But let’s think of what effect this would have on students. Think about it. Kids today have enough problems at school without […]

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Roald Dahl meets Ronald McDonald



McDonald’s have announced that they will be giving away 14 million abridged Roald Dahl books, in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, Penguin Random House, and the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. Eight different books will be given away with Happy Meals, each containing themed extracts from his most famous books, including ‘The BFG’, ‘The Twits’ and […]

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Why Do You Need To Check Your Work?



People make mistakes. That much is true. But it’s always worth correcting those mistakes and looking through your work. Pick your writing apart and ask yourself a few questions:Does it make sense? Are you using correct punctuation and grammar, making sure to do even the simple things like capital letters and full stops? Even the […]

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