National Literacy Trust celebrates 25th anniversary with Story Explorers

As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, the National Literacy Trust has launched Story Explorers, a new ALCS-sponsored writing competition.

Story Explorers is designed to help teach children in Key Stages 2–3 about copyright in a fun but educational way. Resources accompanying the competition include a downloadable teaching pack, featuring fun ideas and activities to help teachers incorporate the competition into class time, and a downloadable certificate of achievement for children who complete the task.

Participants are encouraged to visit their favourite fictional place and create either a travel brochure or a map for that setting. Inspiring children to think creatively about a story setting, Story Explorers will help them share their reading experiences and use their imaginations to bring their favourite places to life.

Prizes include a great opportunity for 25 schools to receive a school visit from authors including Rooftoppers author Katherine Rundell, as well as the chance to have their pupil’s work turned into an incredible audio experience by now>press>play!

This exciting competition is open now and closes on Monday 12 November, so for more information on how to enter visit the National Literacy Trust’s page.

About the National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust works to improve literacy skills in the UK’s poorest communities, where one in three people have literacy problems. Last year, the Trust directly supported 108,198 children through their programmes in 3,685 schools and 143 early years settings. It also launched four research reports based on its annual literacy survey of 39,411 children and young people. ALCS is therefore delighted to work with the National Literacy Trust on this latest initiative.