500 Word Challenge

500WordChallenge2014As many teachers work hard to instil a love of writing within their pupils (usually not by giving ‘lines’ as a punishment!), BBC Radio 2 is helping with their annual competition aimed at children aged 13 and under (UK only). Winners can win their own height in books, writing stories with a word-count of up to 500 words. This also complements the 500 Words website which includes:

  • WRITING TIPS from the celebrity judges,TBR BBC Chris Evans & Alex Jones_330
  • LESSON PLANS to crank up the creativity in the classroom!
  • The 500 WORDS ALPHABOT – a random word generator with 500 WORDS in his databank. Just press Alphabot’s tummy and he’ll load five words to help start your story! There are 250 billion possible word combinations!
  • A minute-long mash up of FAVOURITE WORDS, from famous faces (including Gary Lineker, Kylie Minogue, stars of Strictly, Huw Edwards and CBBC’s Hacker T. Dog!)
  • 500 WORDS POSTERS – print them out, pop them up, and spread the word!

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