New Writing Project to Explore Pupil’s Journeys

Scottish Book Trust has launched an exciting new writing project to encourage school children to write about a journey they have taken, with a selection of the best submissions to be published in an e-book.

Journeys will run from 23 March – 9 October, and in that time Scottish Book Trust wants to build a written picture of excursions, commutes, adventures or life changing moments that have been important to the children of Scotland. This can be a real journey, perhaps the adventure of their life or a day when their morning commute became extraordinary, or it can be an emotional journey, the moment they turned off the beaten track.

Pupils (and teachers!) from across Scotland are invited to submit personal pieces of writing about their own memorable journey, of between 500 and 1000 words. They can be written in a variety of different forms, such as a story, poem, song lyrics, a short play or sketch, a letter or even diary entry, and should be submitted to the Scottish Book Trust website by 30 June 2015.

All entries will be judged by Scottish Book Trust’s Young Writer Awardees, with the top 10 submissions compiled into an e-book. The e-book will be available to download free of charge during Book Week Scotland 2015 (23 – 29 November).

Submissions can be made online at https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/journeys. The closing date for entries is 30 June 2015.