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"500 words" - Radio 2 Writing Competition

posted 16 Jan 2017, 09:11 by Tetherdown Primary

This very exciting national writing competition ‘500 words’ has returned for another year. ‘500 words’ is a Radio 2 competition for which the children write a short creative and fictional story in no more than 500 words.  The winners will be invited to the Tower of London where they will meet the Duchess of Cornwall and various celebrities. Prizes include Chris Evans’ height in books and 500 books for the school. This is an excellent opportunity for the children to develop their skills in writing for enjoyment and become young published writers.

The competition opens on the 16th January 2017 and closes for entries at 7.00pm on the 23rd of February 2017. All entries need to be typed up on a word document and entry is via an online entry form available at www.bbc.co.uk/500words. We will be raising the profile of this initiative in assembly next week and encourage your child to enter.  You can find all the details about the competition on www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1

Kind regards

Miss Sweeney

English Co-ordinator