Generation Lockdown Writes

Generation Lockdown Writes

By Amy Langdown



April 2020: the country is deep in the first lockdown as a result of coronavirus. Young people are left rootless, without school or friends and isolated at home. In this enforced alienation a creative writing competition, 'Generation Lockdown Writes', was launched for young people from the ages of seven to 17. The only rule was that submissions to the competition had to provide an insight into what life was like for them in lockdown - to open up windows of homes and experiences across the UK. Some of Britain's finest authors for young people stepped in to judge the ten individual categories, and the entries flooded in. 'Generation Lockdown Writes' is the stunning final collection of the winning entries, chosen from over six thousand entries. The beautiful and varied pieces provide a unique insight into what life was really like for young people during this historical moment across Britain. We enter many different worlds, and are given a remarkable insight into the range of emotions that young people felt. From moments of fear to joy, this is a collection of writing that will linger in the memory for a long time. Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to BookTrust.

ISBN: 9781915261113


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