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National Writing Day challenge

Yesterday was National Writing Day

Have a go at the challenges below 

Home learning focus

Today you'll practise your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge.

You will need:

  • paper

  • a pen or pencil

  • something to time yourself with

Created in partnership with National Writing Day


You are going to take part in a 24/7 challenge.

There are just three rules:

1. You are going to write a brilliant 24-word short story.

2. Your story must start with the words ‘One day’.

3. You will write it in just 7 minutes!

It’s a challenge, but don’t worry – this lesson will guide you step by step so you’re ready to make the most of those precious 7 minutes!


Remember to use similes and metaphors!