Resources for Lockdown
The Literature and Science Hub has a range of creative and educational resources to help you during lockdown
Writing for Wellbeing
‘Writing for Wellbeing’ is a free creative writing course designed for you to do while self-isolating or social distancing, and to help support the wellbeing of keyworkers in the battle against Covid-19. Sign up here to receive regular videos and writing exercises. All levels welcome.
Resources for Parents and Teachers
GCSE Resources for Non-Fiction English Language Paper
Dr Catherine Charlwood has put together a series of resources to help with the GCSE English language paper. You can find them here.
Write your own children’s stories
You might want to try your hand at writing children’s stories based on science using these materials we devised in collaboration with Spanish Researchers UK. This could be a creative-writing activity for teenagers too.
Science-based creative Writing Resources
We have run a variety of creative-writing competitions, each with a variety of accompanying resources, exercises and/or lesson plans. The competitions were designed for children aged 8-13.
- Building for the future (cities, climate change, architecture and the future)
- Powers of Nature (on volcanoes and solar power)
- Trees (on, well...trees)
Although the competition’s are now closed, if the children in your care (or you!) would like to send us writing for feedback from the English Department or for publication on Twitter we would be more than happy to see it. (email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @LitSciHub)
We also have a series of worksheets on sustainability, originally devised for children on the wards at Alder Hey:
- Energy Activities: Creative writing exercises on energy and sustainability for ages 10-18
- Acrostic nature poetry worksheet for primary-school children
- Haiku Writing worksheet for primary-school children
- Short story writing worksheet for primary-school children