Mrs Skinner who runs the 100 word challenge has a problem she is fed up with us (children) writing about vampires, blood and gore. There are much more happier things to writing about. Children are just not using there imagination and I agree. This is were you can read more:
In my opinion I think it is all about the things we are watching on T.V. This can be helped. When children are set to write something make sure you set them something happy to write about, like a Birthday or Christmas day or Boxing day. The picture of the elephant was meant to be a nice them but instead children wrote about people killing it. Maybe teachers could suggest a mood fo rthe piece of writing too so that children have to use their imagination more.