Radio 2 have launched their annual 500 word competition which asks children in the UK aged between 5 and 13 to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words. Entries are in two categories: 5-9 years and 10-13 years. Budding young writers have until 7pm on Thursday 23 February 2017 to submit their stories.
On the website, bbc.co.uk/500words , you will find an array of tools to inspire and help you. We would like you to blog your story on our Year 5 blog page. Your friends will then be able to proof read and offer advice. Once you are happy with your final story, you may enter the competition via the link above.
As we know that this will take you some time to perfect, we will be giving you 3 weeks to complete the task.
Good luck and we can’t wait to read them.