On their website they state that their mission is to ‘support young people from all backgrounds to write creatively for pleasure and for agency.’ They even have an introductory video to introduce you to the day. The emphasis on ‘creativity’ is refreshing as most people who tell me they hated English at school always recall nightmare grammar lessons and badly taught Shakespeare sessions. However, now more than ever I think the ability to transform your own reality into something much more vibrant, might just be what we all need.
As you would expect there are a multitude of activities going on for you to get involved in! First story has arranged the #247challenge which ‘is intended as a moment of unity, of freedom and- most importantly – of fun where students, teachers- and anyone who wants to be involved- can enjoy writing together and take a moment to express themselves.’ This is a great one if you just want to dip your toes into the water as all you have to do is write a 24-word story starting with the words ‘one day.’ After you’ve created your masterpiece all there is left to do is share it on all your favourite social media channels using the hashtag and tag three of your favourite people. There are already loads of amazing entries up on their website if you are in need of some inspiration, which can be found here.