What's this project about?
The project has now closed. You can view some of the creative work we received from children and young people on our online gallery.
2020 has been an extraordinary year and you may have experienced lots of changes in a short space of time. Writing about how you feel can have a positive impact on your mood and help you to make sense of how you feel.
We worked with award-winning poets and authors to produce tutorials supporting young people to write a piece on the theme of ‘My 2020’. You can find inspiration from them below if you'd like to create something in your own time.
How do I start writing a poem?
In his video, he shares some practical tools and techniques to help you kick-start your own writing. Download Caleb's writing activity and use it alongside his video (4:29 minutes), using the theme of 'change' to start creating.
Create your 2020 memory box with poetry
What are your memories of 2020? Turn your experiences into fantastic poetry with Joshua Seigal’s step-by-step poetry warm-up.
Watch Josh's video (11:12 mins) then grab a pen and start creating your 2020 memory box! Don't forget to share work with us afterwards.
Writing about how you feel
Finding a way to let others know how you are feeling can be hard.
Cheryl Moskowitz's ‘The House That Is Me’ activity takes the body as a starting point to find the right words to express how you are feeling on the inside.
Teachers and parents can use Cheryl’s guide along with the video to help children create their own ‘The House That Is Me’ poem.