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Pandas should be saved

Our members want to save the environment!

April 18, 2017

We asked our members what they thought about the future of our planet and they believe that ‘saving the environment’ should be taught in...

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Steve Backshall

Q&A with Steve Backshall!

March 28, 2017

The judge for our National Young Writers’ Awards this year is none other than ‘Deadly 60’ author and presenter, Steve...

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National Young Writer 2016 reflects on her win!

March 15, 2017

With this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards in full swing, we caught up with 2016 winner, Gracie Harding, on writing her story and...

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Top tips for writing at home

August 15, 2016

The summer holidays can be a great time to encourage children to practise their writing skills while having fun at the same time! Here are some tops...

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A very royal writing theme!

July 6, 2016

We’ve been analysing all our National Young Writers’ Awards entries (over 10,000 of them!) to find out whether there are are common themes...

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Writing competition winner announced!

June 22, 2016

Congratulations to 11-year-old Gracie Harding from Westgate School in Winchester, who has been named the winner of this year’s National Young...

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Top ten National Young Writers’ entries!

June 20, 2016

  We had over 10,000 entries to our National Young Writers’ Awards this year, and we were really impressed by the nation’s...

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Harry Potter and Robin Hood: a dream combination?

June 2, 2016

  Our recent survey has revealed that Harry Potter and Robin Hood would be the nation’s favourite literary mash-up! We commissioned some...

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Why writing still matters

June 1, 2016

Even in our digital age, being able to write by hand is still as important as ever. Explore Learning’s Head of Curriculum, Carey Ann Dodah,...

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Four steps to creative writing for children

April 8, 2016

Most school subjects seem to have a definite path to success, but is it also true of creative writing? With the arrival of the National Young...

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