Young Author

Smile for peace

By Yasmin Giannini aged 12 Saturday 12 August 2017 is the United Nations International Youth Day, a day of celebration where    ... more

Learn To Play Day

By Yasmin Giannini and Elizabeth Sahyoun, aged 12 years This year UK singer songwriter Nina Schofield fronts Learn To Play Day    ... more

Brilliant Beaulieu

Yasmin Giannini aged 11 years Taking a family trip to the New Forest? Then a day at the Beaulieu Motor Museum    ... more

A Sense of Hope: film competition

By Luca Giannini aged 9 years I love making movies! I’m consistently planning different styles, working out new story lines, dreaming    ... more

Brilliant Brio

By Luca Giannini, aged 8 1/2 years Anyone who’s read my features before know I’m a boy who really really loves    ... more

It’s World Hello Day!

By Yasmin Giannini aged 11 years Hello everyone!  …….I’m shouting it because this month sees us celebrating World Hello Day, a    ... more

Puzzles or keepsakes?

Last year I wrote about the really awesome 3D gifts which were around on the high street for us ‘creative kids’    ... more

Gangsta Granny

By Luca Giannini aged 8 years Birmingham Stage Company brought their world premiere of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to the Ashcroft    ... more

“It’s a hard knock life!”

By Yasmin Giannini , aged 10 years The sun came out today when I experienced the amazing Annie The Musical on    ... more

I become a pop star!

By Yasmin Giannini aged 10 years Each year, people around the world celebrate World Voice Day, a time when we’re all    ... more

Destination Drayton Manor!

By Luca Giannini, aged 7 years Theme park fans take a look up to the north of our country and check    ... more

Believe in Santa

By Luca Giannini, aged 7 years My Christmas list to Santa is written (in my best writing) and I know I’ve    ... more

The best gift this Christmas!

By Luca Giannini, 7 years Thomas fans, train fans, track fans….Christmas has arrived. Having taken a year off for adjustments, Hornby    ... more

Cool colouring

By Yasmin Giannini, aged 10 years Whoo-hooo! It’s official, colouring is now one of the coolest things to do! And it’s    ... more

Creativity goes 3D-tastic!

By Yasmin Giannini, aged 10 years Whooo-hoo! One minute we’re all watching, colouring and creating on a flat surface and everything    ... more

Hetty Feather comes alive

By Yasmin Giannini – Aged 10 years Phoebe Thomas is as vibrant and colourful as her red hair, as she takes    ... more

Interacting with books

By Yasmin Giannini, aged 10 years Books – I absolutely love them! Stories make our imagination go wild as we picture    ... more

The secrets behind the festive panto

The Positive's child writer Yasmin Giannini, aged 10 years, caught up with the all-star cast of Cinderella to find out the    ... more

Build! A Knight’s Castle

Book review by Luca Giannini aged 7 years Building and digging are two things in the world that I really love    ... more

Toot! Toot! Celebrations!

By Luca Giannini aged 7 years old 70 years ago a very special thing happened. A daddy sat next to his    ... more

Pete Waterman talks to The Positive about his train passion!

Interview by Luca Giannini aged 7 years old Last month, Pop man Pete Waterman, launched the Railway Exchange Training Academy (RETA), which    ... more

Girls putting more of a kick into football!

By Yasmin Giannini, aged 9 years old Wednesday 25th March saw the prestigious London Youth Games held at the Crystal Palace    ... more

If you think this is for kids – think again!

Movie review by Luca Giannini aged 7 years old My mummy has always told me and my sister how brilliant Paddington    ... more

Santa’s delivery service

Christmas poem by Yasmin Giannini aged 9 years old   Up, up and away they go, On, on through the midnight    ... more

Poppy’s poems

By Poppy Chesterman aged 10 years old Poppy’s Poems I love writing poems, especially when something has happened in my life    ... more

School sticker competition

By Poppy Chesterman aged 10 years old I was pleased when I had the chance to enter my school’s stickers competition!    ... more

Hooray for Anna Hibiscus!

Book review by Anna Salmon, aged 7 years old This time I'm reviewing a book called “Hooray for Anna Hibiscus!” by    ... more

The Penguins of Madagascar

Film review by Poppy Chesterman aged 10 years old On Saturday, I went with my dad to the Barbican Children’s Film    ... more

The Hunger Games

Book Review: By Poppy Chesterman aged 10 years old The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a fantastic book that is    ... more

Being a film extra

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to be an extra in a film called    ... more

The Roman baths

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old As part of our project to follow British History from the beginning, we decided    ... more

Working together

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old. I enjoy working with my friends and others because then you can share that    ... more

My favourite animals

By Anna Salmon, aged 7 years old I really love animals and enjoy reading about them, watching programmes about them and    ... more

Sailing delights!

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old. Have you ever been sailing? About a year ago I did a sailing course    ... more

Alderley Edge adventure

Book review: By Anna Salmon, aged 7 years old Recently we’ve been listening to an audio version of The Weirdstone of    ... more

Morocco magic

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old This half term I went to Morocco with my family. Before I went I    ... more

Baking birthday party

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old. One of my passions is baking, with inspiration from popular television shows like The    ... more

Cycling in Cambridge

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old. Cambridge is a wonderful place to cycle in. It has beautiful buildings and stunning    ... more

The Wishing Chair

Book review: Enid Blyton’s The Wishing Chair, by Anna Salmon, aged 7 years old. The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton is    ... more

The Wood Craft Folk

By Poppy Chesterman aged 10 years old I go to a youth club called The Wood Craft Folk every Friday evening    ... more

Why making music together is best

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old Each school holiday I am lucky enough to take part in Holiday Orchestra, which    ... more

The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow

Book review by Anna Salmon aged 8 years old The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow by Kaye Umansky is all about a boy    ... more

Point Zero Painting club

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old I love painting because I can express my feelings and thoughts through my art. I    ... more

Comical character fun

By Anna Salmon aged 8 years old I’ve been reading a book recently called the Beano Annual. It’s a comic book    ... more

Learning from home

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old Lots of students are waiting for half term, however for me things are different    ... more

Preparing for Indian festival fun

By Shiv Handa  aged 12 years old. It is the time of year when many Indians, all over the world, prepare    ... more

Wells weekend adventure

By Poppy Chesterman, aged 10 years old Wells next to the sea is a gorgeous place to visit as it is on    ... more

Prehistoric Britain adventures

By Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old My family and I have been studying prehistoric Britain and decided to visit Creswell    ... more

The enchanting creature

By Anna Salmon, aged 7 years old Loch is the Scottish word for lake and Loch Ness is the biggest freshwater lake    ... more

A book well worth a read

Book review by Libby Salmon, aged 10 years old I think that books are like doilies – some are creative, bright    ... more