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Writing tips

Key points that will be considered include:


Theme

Stories that animate a vision for a sustainable future.




Character development

Qualities that stimulate positive feelings of hope and possibility for the main protagonist.



Plot

A plot that hooks the reader with the urge to find out how the challenge is overcome by the end of the story.


Both parents and teachers should encourage children to think about the future they want to see. Encouraging children to visualise a more sustainable world through their imagination and adventurous spirit is a brilliant starting point for changing the world.

 

It is important for children, their parents and teachers to focus on how to tell a good story. It often starts with an idea, a character, and then a journey through the tale. We shouldn’t worry about  spelling or punctuation, but focus on the ideas in their creative writing.

 

Thinking of a Sustainable Development Goal that means something to the writer on a personal level is a good place to start. There are 17 of them, so plenty to choose from. Then they can brainstorm how to create an adventure story that illustrates that goal, even before they begin

 

The most important tip is to write; the more that a child writes down their ideas, becomes familiar with how to use words to set a scene, the better their written work will become. 

Learn more:

Download the published books:

Understanding Sustainable Development Goals through VoFG books:

The Eco-heroes

World's largest lesson

Sustainable development Goals Book Club

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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