Encourage young people to explore reading and writing
As an English Literature student and a writer, I wanted to do something that would help children get in touch with their creativity again.
I used to read a lot as a child. I feel it's a shame that children are gradually turning away from books and from creative outlets in general. A lot of children would rather watch television or play computer games, therefore using their imaginations less and less.
My Fix is to host workshops which encourage young people to read and write. The idea to focus on 10-12 year olds came from a memory of mine - I was almost always enthusastic about English but a lot of my classmates would complain about having to read something for homework, and said they would rather watch television.
By doing this fix I hope to show children that reading and writing doesn't have to be boring, it can be really fun! Some children who have issues at home or in school could use reading a book or writing something as a form of relief every now and again. It certainly works for me, and has helped me cope through tough times with my cerebral palsy.