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6 October 2014 2,315 views No Comment

crawfordBusiness superstar and government adviser Doug Richards of BBC TV Dragons’ Den fame championed Creative Writing Magic Money Cards highlighting that they offered a pioneering advantage in the teaching of writing skills and admiringly declared, “I can clearly see that these will work.”
Delivering a detailed description of schoolboy Crawford’s Johnston’s educational idea to delegates at a recent Education and Enterprise Programme seminar Doug Richards stated that it was a clear example of an “innovative”product with a unique advantage, one of the proven key elements for success, and he pronounced, comparing the youngster to Steve Jobs, “Crawford is a little Apple”.
Bestselling authors have poured praise on fourteen-year-old Crawford Johnston’s Creative Writing Magic Money Cards which improve children’s writing skills at Primary and Secondary school. Improving literacy standards is amongst the greatest challenges in education today.
Children’s Fiction prize winning author Meg Rosoff has joined with Alexander McCall Smith and the steadily growing group of influential writers and teachers – including SEN departments – who admire the young schoolboy’s thoughtful method to improve English writing skills.
“I think they’re brilliant and can see why schools and councils are picking them up. Fantastically clever to have put so many writing ideas together in that format. Congratulations…it’s really a great idea.”Meg Rosoff
“Magnificent. A most remarkable idea.”Alexander McCall Smith
Teachers agree. When the UK National Union of Teachers (NUT) supports an idea then the educational establishment sits up and takes note. Over 300,000 teachers in their NUT membership magazine, The Teacher, can now read the praise for Crawford’s Creative Writing Magic Money Cards which help 9 to 15 year olds across a range of ability levels improve their creative writing skills in English. (A method so versatile that it can also help adults.)
“Well thought out! Quite excellent!”Reviews Editor, The Teacher (the National Union of Teachers’ magazine)
“Compelling”TES (Times Educational Supplement)
“Empowers learners and encourages them to work independently. Relevant and accessible. Would support any creative writing scheme of work or homework.”Reviews NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English)
An experienced Head of Special Educational Needs meeting with the schoolboy founder to buy further sets for her department remarked that she was delighted with them and that they have the potential to work for a huge range of pupils, including those with special educational needs.
“One university professor was so impressed with my cards that he has encouraged his graduate students to help on my website,” explains fourteen-year-old Crawford enthusiastically.
Questioned on his latest sales as he celebrates his first successful year in business the budding businessman smiles, “Sales to parents are racing forward – and to schools, too. They are far ahead of where I thought they would be after one year and sales stretch across four continents. It is very exciting. School kids like the cards because they help. They just get it.”
Check out Crawford’s latest news on his website at www.creativewritingmmc.co.uk/media-coverage.asp
See what headteachers have to say at www.creativewritingmmc.co.uk/about-us.asp

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