Special Issue - Writing
BBC Radio 2 - 500 Word Competition
Over the past few years BBC Radio 2 have run a fantastic writing competition for young writers 13 years and under. Unfortunately it is only open to UK residents. However, the resources on the websites are fantastic. The top 50 stories are available both in print and on mp3 . There are links to writing tips from many authors for children and advice from expert judges such as Jacqueline Wilson, Lauren Child & Frank Cottrell Boyce to name a few. Also links to external websites for writing eg BBC Bitesize. The following links are from 2011-2013 .