500 Words 2018 - Live Lesson

Creative writing inspiration for young story-tellers

Please note entries to 500 Words 2018 are now closed.

'500 Words' is one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world. Its mission is to get children excited about reading and writing, regardless of their ability.

This lesson features tips and advice from 500 Words judges and top authors Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Content and resources for this literacy Live Lesson are tailored for both 5-7s and ages 7 and up to inspire pupils to create their own short stories.

Find out more on the 500 Words website.

This edited programme was originally streamed live to schools in January 2018. Please note that we are no longer reviewing emails and messages from schools for inclusion in the lesson or on the page.

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