Fantastic news from the English department – five of our talented pupils have got through the first round of the BBC 500 word story writing competition this year.

Congratulations to: Betty M (who also made it through the first round last year!), Melisa A and Lucy B (all Year 8), Thomas S (Year 7) and Hugo E (Year 5).  The Radio 2 competition received a record 134,790 entries in April from children aged between five and 13 from all over the UK, who wrote stories using a maximum of 500 words.

Fingers crossed for our five as the judges whittle down the first round winners to 50 finalists, to be announced in May!

Emily Platt and Alice Roberts