I have been a fan of the 100 Word Challenge for a long time. For those that aren’t aware, this is a weekly prompt provided by Julia Skinner (@theheadsoffice). The idea is that children will then write 100 words based on the prompt which may be a picture or phrase. They write about this on their class blog and then link to it on the 100 Word Challenge blog. Then Julia’s team leave comments to help encourage the children to write more, to include more features and to share their writing with the world.
This week, we were lucky enough to have Julia visit my new school. She worked with two groups of children from Year 4 to Year 6 and I was a little unsure how it would go. We are still at the start of term and I wasn’t sure if the children would want to write to their best ability, but with a bit of prompting and support, they have produced some amazing work.
To view this, visit www.ridersblogs.co.uk/100wc – they would love to have comments from other people too!
Having Julia there made the 100 Word Challenge even more exciting. The children came out of the session buzzing and thanked me for getting her into school. I hope that I can continue to inspire them in the coming weeks!
To find out more about Julia’s work in schools, visit here.