Challenge: The thoughts of a tree child

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Spring is the time of children! When you go into the garden or for a walk in the forest, you will see that nature has awoken as young seedlings are sprouting everywhere.

Today’s challenge is all about putting yourself into a child’s mind, but not just any child. On your next walk, look out for a ‘tree child’, a very young tree plant or seedling and that’s who you are going to be.

Take a picture of the young tree and look around the area: Where is the tree? What plants surround it? What is the prevailing mood?

Your task is to write a short text in which you present the thoughts of your little tree. Such a text is called an interior monologue and there are no limits to your creativity.

Maybe the seedling is astonished that so many of the people-species are wearing facemasks? 

Maybe it is sad because it doesn't grow faster and thus only few of the sun’s warming rays touch its leaves?

Use the writing tips to help you and send us your text to challenge@script.lu by May 24th, 2020. The task is aimed at students from the 4th cycle onwards.

You can write in Luxembourgish, German, French or English.

The best stories will be published on schouldoheem.lu and all the participants will be included in a prize raffle.

An online tutorial and tips for writing your inner monologue can be found in this video and in the document at the bottom of the page.

Have fun writing!


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