500 Words 2020 - Live Lesson

Join BBC Teach and 500 Words on Thursday 16th January at 11am, for a very special Live Lesson for the 10th anniversary of the 500 Words story writing competition.

A journey through time…

It’s the 10th anniversary of the 500 Words story writing competition – the biggest of its kind in the world for children – and this year we’re celebrating all that 500 Words has achieved over the past decade by travelling through time and gathering inspiration from amazing stories that defy time and space.

We’ll be looking at ways we can take inspiration from the past, present and future, and use those ideas to create some ageless tales that will go down in the history books.

Designed to spark the imaginations of children aged 5 – 13 and encourage them to create new and original stories, this live, interactive programme is hosted by BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show host Zoe Ball, CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson and Hacker T Dog.

They’ll be joined in the studio by 500 Words Judges, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon who will be providing our budding writers with their top tips and advice on how to start their own 500 Words stories.

Bespoke resources and a full teacher guide will be made available right here closer to the day.

For a chance to be mentioned in the show, let us know if you and your class will be watching by sending an email to teach.bbc@bbc.co.uk.

More resources:

500 Words 2020
Primary Live Lessons
KS2 English Resources