Having spent lots of time before Christmas studying a range of famous myths and religious stories, students took on the challenge of entering Radio 2’s 500 Words Competition.
They had to think carefully about story structure, sentence structure and how to make sure they had original ideas.
The stories were sent off for judging at the end of February, initially for judging by a panel of teachers, and later by Radio 2 breakfast host Chris Evans.
The 500 Words competition was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.
As well attending a spectacular 500 Words Final at Buckingham Palace where superstar celebrities will read the winning stories live on the radio, six amazing illustrators: Tony Ross, Fiona Lumbers, David McKee, Sue Cheung, David Roberts, and Margaret Sturton – will each be set the task of illustrating one the winning stories.
The winners in each age category will also receive:
Gold Winners - Chris Evans' height in books and 500 books for their school.
Silver Winners - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's height in books.
Bronze Winners - Their own height in books.
There is also a brand new prize for 2020 - one entrant will be selected at random to receive a fabulous book bundle and an invite to the final (for child plus a parent or guardian). They will also win 500 books for their school.
We are keeping our fingers crossed for all our entrants!