Audio to 'The Race to Banana Land'

a sketch of punkey the monkey, a fictional character in the Race to Banana LandOver ninety Primary 6 students from St Patrick's and Seaview Primary Schools (North Belfast) together with children from Nettlefield and Knocknagoney Primary Schools (East Belfast) and St George's National School in Balbriggan (County Dublin) joined to hear their final composition ‘The Race to Banana Land’.  Each of the schools had contributed their own unique chapter to the adventures of a totally unforgettable character -Punkey the monkey -and his friends. 

We Want Your Stories! Send Your Creative Writing to Fighting Words

A cartoon style graphic of 5 boys and 1girl sitting around a table writing stories and illustrating themDuring this time when we might find ourselves with more time,  it's time for more stories! Fighting Words is inviting children and young people to write and share their writing with us.

Primary School Age Writers (Age 6-12): The Fighting Words Story-Starter

We have invented the Story-Starter, which we hope will spark your imagination and help you get started on a story.  You can change anything you want in the story - you don't have to include all the ideas generated in the Story-Starter.

The Fighting Words Un-School Club!

picture of a classroom with no childrenWelcome To The Fighting Words Un-School Club!

All the work included here has been produced by children aged 6 to 17 from all over Ireland. You will also find online workshops, videos and tips from writers to encourage you!

We will be updating this page regularly during the school closure period, so check back for more cool stuff!

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is: a very special Fighting Words Belfast creative writing project for pupils from five schools across Belfast, in partnership with New Lodge Arts.

Inspired by an interactive sculpture by Fighting Words Belfast volunteer and emerging artist Attila Szabo, P6/7 children  met the artist and created stories inspired by Belfast City Council’s theme of (Y)Our Home.