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Pupil's story longlisted in BBC's 500 Words competition

Year 6 pupil, Ted Whitaker, has been longlisted for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words 2019 competition.

Ted’s story, which he titled ‘Stanley’, follows the journey of a WW1 soldier in the trenches who goes into ‘No Man’s Land’ each day to retrieve injured troops.

Speaking about his story, Ted said: “I really enjoyed writing my story, particularly when I added the twist in the storyline that Stanley is actually a dog!”

Head of Juniors, Gavin Roberts, said: “Ted should be very proud of his achievement. There were over 135,000 submissions this year and approximately only 1% made it through to the longlist so it is a fantastic accomplishment. I look forward to the 500 Words competition each year and reading all our pupils’ stories. Some even write more than one!”