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‘500 Words’ – Final 27th May 2016

The final of this wonderful event, created by Chris Evans to inspire children to write creatively, was held live from the home of British story-telling, Shakespeare’s Globe .


  1. Honorary judge, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall, attended to present winners of the Gold award with their prizes.
  2. This year’s BBC Radio 2 500 WORDS competition received 123,436 entries from young writers
  3. ‘Refugee’ is the Children’s Word of the Year.

Our Head Librarian, Louise Beeson, received a certificate of thanks for her contribution to the event.LOB with Certb

For further information on the competition winners and lots of fun links please click:


Chris Evans – Final of 500 Words event

Here is a link to one of the shortlisted stories.

‘Fakebook’ By Anna Harries, aged 12.    We love this story, what do you think?



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