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We are thrilled to confirm that from over 125,000 entries Ben Grain (Year 4), a student in our Lions Class, has had his story chosen as one of the 25 shortlisted for the final of the '500 Words' competition in the age 5-9 category.  Ben has been invited to attend the '500 Words Final' at the Tower of London on Friday 16th June 2017. The winners of the competition will be announced live on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show. 

Update: unfortunately Ben did not win the competition but he had an amazing and very enjoyable day out in London.

Please click the link below to read or listen to Bens story:

The Long Journey to School 


500 Words

Seven years ago Chris Evans had a dream: to get children excited about reading and writing; all children, no matter what their ability.

'500 Words' is now one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world. Nearly half a million pupils have written a story, that’s over 277 MILLION words!

It’s very simple. Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity, and each year over 10 million Radio 2 listeners hear, read and love these stories.