500 Words Writing Competition

Do you have a budding writer at home? If so, they might like to enter the 500 Words writing competition. 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, they want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement.

Follow the link to find out how to enter. We’d love to see the stories too so don’t forget to send them to the year group email addresses.


Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE


Tel: 01635 862475

Email: office.pdi@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR


Tel: 01635 866700

Email: office.pdj@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk