Complete any four requirements from those below, discussing the choice with an appropriate adult:
  1. Compose a poem of at least eight lines and discuss its meaning and construction.
  2. Create a short story of around 600 words around an idea agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  3. Write a descriptive passage of around 600 words on a subject agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  4. Write a 400-word review of a favourite book, play or other work of literature and discuss this with an appropriate adult.
  5. Produce a published article of around 500 words in length. This could be in the form of a contribution to a school, faith community or Scout magazine or a letter to a local paper.
  6. Keep a diary on a subject and for a length of time agreed with an appropriate adult beforehand.
  7. Write a play or dramatic sketch lasting at least 10 minutes.
  8. Interview a local celebrity, or other interesting person. Write or type out the interview to show the questions you asked and the interviewee's replies.
  9. Write a letter to a pen pal (real or imaginary) of at least 150 words.
  10. Read a piece of your work in front of an audience.


If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.