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500 Words Competition 2018

The 500 Words competition has now officially launched in school! Children from all classes will be writing stories of any length, up to 500 Words. These will be submitted to the Radio 2 competition, in the hope of winning a prize at the Grand Final, which is being held this year at Hampton Court Palace. The stories are judged on originality, plot, characterization, language and most importantly, enjoyment. The children have been given tips on how to write a great story this week in assembly and are now all ready to get writing.

As part of the school’s World Book Day celebrations, we will also be hosting our very own 500 words competition in school. This proved so successful in KS2 last year, it has now been opened up to all ages in the school. We will be selecting a Bronze, Silver and Gold in two categories, KS1 and KS2. The judging panel this year will include our school librarians and members of the school leadership team, and we are very lucky this year to have a special guest judge – the popular children’s author Tanya Landman!


The winners will be announced on World Book Day, when the winning stories will be read out by the class teachers during assembly. More information on 500 words can be found here. Good luck everyone!