7th March 2019
Celebrate stories. Love reading
THE 500 WORDS COMPETITION IS OPEN – MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ENTRIES IN BY 7PM on FRIDAY 8TH MARCH.
‘500 Words’ is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.
It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.
In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 800,000 short stories.
It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!
Entries for the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2019 are now open!
Deadline for entries is Monday 18th March 2019
Now in its 9th year, the Wicked Young Writer Awards is a chance for young people aged between 5 and 25, to write about absolutely anything! It’s your chance to get creative and write on any theme that interests you. Be unique! We want to hear your voices through original writing and stories.
In our fiction categories, any creative writing will be accepted. You can write a story, play, or poem.
If you prefer to write non-fiction, you may like to enter the Wicked: For Good Award for Non-Fiction and write an article, essay, biography, review or letter, to name a few!
There are six Award categories:
5-7 years old • 8-10 years old • 11-14 years old • 15-17 years old • 18-25 years old
15-25 years old For Good Award for Non-Fiction
Some children from Y2 entered the ‘fireworks competition’ with the Co-op, Durham Rd, Low Fell. Today a lady from the Co-op arrived @ school and picked a winner.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our rabbit fund by choosing names for our two rabbits. We can now announce that the names, which were chosen at random, are Toffee and Liquorice. Congratulations to Eliza Blinkhorn from Year 2. All money raised will go towards the up keep of the rabbits.