Alnwick schoolchildren inspired to write in live-radio lesson

Children at St Michael's CE Primary School in Alnwick taking part in the writing competition.
Children at St Michael's CE Primary School in Alnwick taking part in the writing competition.

Pupils at St Michael’s CE Primary School in Alnwick took part in a live lesson last week as part of Radio 2’s 500-word short-story competition.

Years 3, 4 and 5 took part in what is the largest children’s writing contest in the world.

Headteacher Gavin Johnston said: “The children had great fun taking part in the 500 Words lesson and by being inspired to write from a range of children’s celebrities.

“Following on from this, the children are now writing their stories to be entered.”