I forgot to mention in my last post - last week my youngest entered Radio 2's 500 word short story competition. Out of thousands of entries, I doubt he will stand a chance of being in the top 25 for his age group, but I'm so proud that he finished his story. 500 coherent words is a lot for an 8 year old to write and to see him diligently tapping away at his laptop was the equivalent of a sugar rush.
Even more encouraging was the fact that, with a little encouragement, he was prepared to edit his first draft until he was happy with his entry. He's chuffed, I'm chuffed and we've both learnt a lot. So it's win, win all round I think.