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Home/School - Strong and Tough Character Challenge


We are joining once again with the National Literacy Trust to bring you another exciting challenge and live event on Friday 9th December!

You can join Nick Sharratt, illustrator of Strong and Tough for an exclusive, free, interactive Zoom webinar on Friday 9th December at 10:30am. During the event, host CBBC presenter Ben Shires will talk with Nick about his experiences illustrating the book, before Nick leads a live draw-along activity for everyone watching.

Why not join in, take part, ask Nick some questions, and ask for shout outs? Sign up for free!

Don’t forget to share your completed challenge with us by sharing them on @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars or emailing them to

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Pupils will:

  • use their imagination and be creative
  • develop their writing skills.

Teacher guide

This teacher guide includes everything you need to know about the challenge and the live virtual event.


Challenge 3: Problem solving

Pupils introduce their characters to the class and then work as a team to choose which characters would be best at solving different problems.