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The BBC 500 Words Competition – We’re on the next stage!

Pleckgate have an amazing seven entries which have made it through to the next stage of the national competition BBC 500 Words.

The competition was first launched by the BBC Breakfast show in 2011 and there have been more than one million entries over this time.

Children are encouraged to write a story in 500 words they would love to read and use their imagination!

The BBC 500 Words Team said: “We received thousands of entries and only around 5,000 go through for the second round of judging by the Reading Agency. You should be very proud!”

These are our Year 7s who are through to the next stage and the name of their stories.

  • Nelly’s Best Friend by Aushah Fatima Chand
  • Growing Up by Iqra Monir
  • The Strange Object by Muhammad Nazi
  • The Thirteenth Floor by Atika Suleman
  • Children of the World by Khadijah Bilal Patel
  • The Day Football Saved the World! by Hamza Asif
  • One Wish Away by Rida Molvi

The short-listed stories will be announced in January.

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