BBC 500 Words Competition

BBC 500 Words Competition

 

Over the course of the Spring term students in Year Six, Remove and Lower Four got creative by entering BBC Radio 2's annual 500 words competition. Their task: to write a story of no more than 500 words in order to demonstrate their imagination and story-telling ability. 

The stories were not marked on spelling or punctuation, but on characterisation and their ability to come up with an interesting and engaging plot. The girls took to the task with gusto, producing some wonderful pieces of narrative writing in order to wow the judges across the country.

Almost 40 girls entered the competition from Moreton Hall, and there were approximately 175,000 entries from across the country. This past month, we received news that 3 of our students have made it through the first round of judging and have reached the last 5,000 entries nationally. These three girls have the chance to attend a celebration at Windsor castle; hosted by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, which is the prize for reaching the final 50. The three successful girls are: Tori with her story entitled 'Literal Literature', Cathy, and Poppy with her story 'A Chilling Surprise'. 

All those who entered have done marvellously to engage with a national story writing initiative, and the three girls who have progressed deserve real praise for their hard work.