500 words BBC Writing Competition!


As some of you may have already heard, BBC Radio 2 have launched a writing competition for children aged 5-13.

Miss Davies (Y5) has been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of  children throughout the school who want to take part in the competition, and is thrilled that there are so many who love to write!

The competition itself requires children to write a story of no more than 500 words, about anything they like. The word count can drop below 500, but the competition organisers have suggested that the closer to 500 words it is, the better!

The children have been shown a website that they can visit in order to get more information about the competition; including videos, lessons and worksheets that will give them some inspiration. Please follow the link below to access the official website:

 BBC Radio 2 500 words competition

Parents are required to create a login on the website and submit their child(ren)'s work for them once completed. They want to encourage good spelling, punctuation and grammar, but are not looking for perfection and want children to just enjoy using their imagination as much as possible!

The closing date for the competition is on the 8th March 2019 at 7pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Miss Davies (Y5).

Thank you!


St Mary's Birchley Catholic Primary School

Birchley Road, Billinge, Nr Wigan,

Lancashire WN5 7QJ

Main Contact: Mrs Janet Ollerton

SENDCO Contact: Mrs Andrea Hymers

Tel: 01744 678610

Email: stmaryrcbp@sthelens.org.uk