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How teachers might use the Hub
The NAWE Young Writers Hub is a great new resource that you should definitely point your Gifted & Talented students to if they are 16 and over. Quite honestly, I’m sure it would still be interesting to bright writers of 14 or more. So what is it?

The Young Writers' Hub has been featured on Everybody Writes. The projects aims to to take writing beyond the classroom; give children authentic events to write about; find real audiences for children's writing and explore writing across the curriculum 

They've made a number of interesting suggestions for how teachers might use the Hub:

"Certainly good news for your keen GCSE and AS & A Level writers. Think about how you could utilise a resource like this – maybe:

* Set up an after school or lunchtime writing group – set a bi-weekly theme for writing so that young people produce writing on that theme at home and then bring work in to share and discuss every week. Use the Hub for inspiration – if there’s a competition listed there, get the whole group to enter!

* Get your class or writing group to look at the Hub at home. What do they think of it?

* Could your group set up something similar in a blog or wikispace? A Hub for writing in your school? An online space where they share writing tips, writing games and techniques for other students, and talk about how their own writing is going? Comment on each others’ work?

* Set up a local group for young writers and advertise it on the Hub. Aim to get attendees from a variety of local schools, or even involve home educated children."

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