Who says children are only interested in watching TV? Winner of the National Young Writers' Awards to be announced.

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Over 10,000 entries have been received in this prestigious competition, demonstrating a passion for writing amongst the children in the UK. The National winner will be announced on Monday 15 March.

Inspired young writers!

"All children could join in… I enjoyed watching the children get so enthusiastic about literacy.” J. Willatt Year 5 Teacher

Thousands of budding young authors from across the UK are competing to become the Explore Learning National Young Writer of the Year 2010!

Over 10,000 short stories have been written by 5-14 year olds across the country who are seeking to be the Young Writer of the Year. The winner will be announced on Monday 15 March, and will receive a trip to DisneyLand Paris for their family, plus and £500 of books for their school.

As part of the Awards, Explore Learning ran free storywriting workshops in hundreds of schools across the country to get children enthused about literacy. Teachers have praised these free events run by Explore Learning tutors:

“They were buzzing about what they had done… Thank you very much!” Matt Paterson, Year 5 teacher. Worsley Bridge Primary School

The sheer number of entries demonstrates the excitement about story-writing amongst children across the UK. Heather Garrick, from Explore Learning said “We were incredibly impressed by both the quantity and quality of stories submitted. It is fantastic to see so many children enthused about writing, and there are obviously a lot of very talented young writers in the UK.”

Photographs and interviews will be available with the winning child and their school. For more information please contact Heather Garrick on 07977 235 619 or email heather(at)explorelearning(dot)co(dot)uk

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