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Why is Creative Writing important?

Read our evidence review citing new and relevant research supporting the importance of creative writing in school

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Why is creative writing important? And what is the research behind it? These are key questions when thinking about establishing creative writing in your class or school. Scottish Book Trust has pulled together this evidence review for you, citing all the relevant research to support creative writing in schools. This review will help you ensure your practice is research-informed and grounded in evidence.

The review explores evidence into the benefits of creative writing by splitting the research into four key areas:

All sources are listed at the end of the review, so you can go and read the original resources for yourself too.