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Joined up writing

If you have children, you will remember the various stages in their development which meant so much — a kind of mark that they had made progress. I remember joined up writing when they moved from that very child like way of writing a single letter to a word becoming a continuous line with all the letters joined up.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

So much of what we do with our young people looks like writing that hasn’t become joined up. We operate groups essentially in isolation — someone does the crèche, someone else does the young children, someone does the Pathfinders and so on. But we’ve yet to join it up.