‘500 Words’ is back!

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e2Six years ago, TV and radio star Chris Evans had a vision: to get children excited about reading and writing. Soon after, 500 Words was born and is now one of the world’s most successful story-writing competitions!

This year, on the 19th of January, 500 Words was underway again. It’s simple, you have a maximum of 500 words to come up with a short story but don’t miss the 26th February closing date. (A good thing is that you don’t have to enter this with school you can enter it at home too!)

If you win this contest you get a pile of books as tall as Chris Evans (he’s 1.88 meters high) and 500 books for your school library. If you snatch up second place you get a stack of books the height of Alex Jones from the One Show and if you come in third you’ll just have to settle for a pile of books as tall as yourself!

This competition is split in age groups 4-9 and 10-13, so you are not allowed to enter this competition past the age of 13. When you’ve finished  you go to the 500 words website and submit your masterpiece.

Local interest is high, one pupil said, “I can’t wait; I’m definitely going to enter.”

A teacher added, “I think this is a great opportunity for the children.”

For more information, click here to visit the website.


Ruby, Year 5

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

2 Responses to ‘500 Words’ is back!

  1. admin February 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    A good information piece, Ruby. I like your use of paragraphs and the link at the end.

    Let me know if you decide to enter!

    YJA Senior Editor

  2. Maddie Stacey February 23, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Great job Ruby, I really enjoyed reading this.