500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, Virgin Radio UK want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. They want children to lead on the process of writing their story.
From 6:30am on Monday 29th June until Friday 3rd July at 11.59pm 2020, children aged between 5 and 13 are invited to respond in whatever way they wish in no more than 500 words, in the form of a story.
The narratives you write and share matter. Children are asked to draw on their own experiences and feelings to create a story that can be as imaginative and visionary as they want. Storytelling is a must!
For that reason, many high-profile personalities, school teachers and librarians have been brought together alongside the continuing support and academic expertise of Oxford University Press to create 500 Words: Black Lives Matter.
Just tune into Virgin Radio Breakfast Show from today to keep up with the competition.