BBC: 500 Words – 2018 Competition

Last week the BBC launched its, now in its eighth year, 500 Word story-writing competition, aiming to motivate children and young people aged 5 – 13 to write.

The 500 Word story-writing competition opened on Monday 15th January 2018 and competition entries close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd February 2018.

CLICK HERE: 500 Word story-writing competition INFORMATION

As part of its launch, you can watch the Live Lesson on BBC iPlayer with your children until Tuesday 13th February 2018. There are also lesson materials which can be used to support.


They have also created a range of story starter materials which can be used to support the writing process.

CLICK HERE: 500 Words – Story Starters


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