January Writing Prompt
We will be publishing a range of content over the coming year to encourage people to write, starting with writing prompts. You can write as little or as much as you would like, but we would love you to share your work with us. Please feel free to share by sending to [email protected] Your writing […]
If your school or you know of another school that might want to take part in our Poetry Competition, then please feel free to contact us for more information. There will be a prize for the best entry from each school and certificates for all who take part.
One of our long-time writers at Beep penned an article this week that has definitely got people talking, something we love to do here at Bringing Words to Life. The story was about being treated like an alien in your own region by people who think us ‘northerners’ talk funny. Thankfully, Lauren, in true Northern […]
What people say
It is always exciting seeing how our work impacts on the lives of the young people we work with. We thrive on feedback from students and staff alike; as it is that which allows us to make sure our programs are suited to the young people we work with. We have worked with St Thomas […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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% […]