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500 Words Black Lives Matter
A special edition of the 500 Words competition for children, focusing on themes related to the Black Lives Matter movement, was announced on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio UK this week.
Former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman is on the judging panel for the competition. She has written more than 60 books for children and teenagers and is best-known for her critically-acclaimed young adult book series ‘Noughts & Crosses’, which addresses racial injustice.
Also on the judging panel are authors Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon.
The competition opens at the start of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio UK on Monday 29 June at 6.30am. Entries will be accepted until 11.59pm on Friday 3 July. Visit 500 Words to find out more.
Library Bookface Photography Challenge
At St Stephens we are obsessed with encouraging all of you children to love books. We mostly encourage you to read them but on this occasion your challenge is quite different. Here is what you need to do…..
Calling all budding poets out there entries for the 10th Young People’s Poetry Competition are now open!! What a great opportunity to get the creative juices flowing. Entry is free and open to children aged between 8-12 years.
Poems can be on any topic area; the only stipulations are that each poem should be the child’s own work (with no parental help) and is limited to a maximum of 25 lines. Poems should be hand-written or typed and emailed to email@example.com. Please do not put your child’s name on the work but instead simply put their name and class in the email subject line. This will enable this local competition to judge anonymously. I will then submit the poems and keep a copy for the school Library. All entries must be received by Monday June 1st 2020 or earlier. Winners to be awarded in September.
Daunt Story Competition 2020- now closed for entries. Winners to be announced in Summer term. Well done to the 27 children who entered.
500 Words- also now closed for entries. Fingers crossed!