CHARLES Dickens may be dead – but his characters live on. And children in Lymm have a chance to create some new ones!
They are being asked to create a character in the style of Dickens in a competition in the run-up to the annual Dickensian Day
The competition is being run by Just English, the specialist English tuition provider in the village and is open to youngsters under the age of 16.
The new character should be described in no more than 100 words and then emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win £20 in vouchers for The Trafford Centre.
Wendy, at Just English has some top tips for entrants.
*Read some of the extracts describing characters in a novel to get an idea of Dickens’ style.
*Remember, Dickens was trying to show his readers how unfair life was for poor people.
*Mean, unkind characters are described so readers are left in no doubt so your description should instantly tell the reader whether your character is evil or good.
* Only 100 words is allowed, so a short paragraph is all that’s needed.
All entries must be received by midnight on Friday December 16.