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The brilliant BBC 500 Words competition is back!

The brilliant BBC 500 Words competition is back! image

The 500 Words competition is open!

500 Words is the UK’s biggest story writing competition for kids, and there are some spectacular prizes to be won!

If you’re between 5 and 13 years old and you like reading and writing, you won’t want t… read more

16 January 2020

The Winter Mini Challenge is here!

The Winter Mini Challenge is here! image

Welcome to the Winter Mini Challenge 2019!

We’ve teamed up with Oxford Children’s Books to bring you some extra special reading rewards inspired by the most IN-SLED-IBLE book, Pugs of the Frozen North, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre!
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2 December 2019

Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2020!

Enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards 2020! image

Let us REJOYCIFY – entries for the 2020 Wicked Young Writer Awards are now OPEN!

This amazing creative writing competition is back for an incredible 10th year.
If you like writing stories and want to win some awesome prizes, this is the com… read more

28 October 2019