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Middle School pupils reach next stage of BBC competition

Two pupils from the Middle School have both made through to the second stage of the prestigious BBC 500 Words competition.

Pupils Tamara Chisholm in Year 8 and Alaster Hartworth in Year 5 were amongst thousands of pupils across the country that were invited to write an original story on any subject in 500 words or fewer.

Over 131,798 entries were received this year and less than 4% of those have been selected to go through to the next round.

Tamara’s story was titled “The Mistakes of Mutation and Alaster’s was called “See the Child” and both were judged excellent by an expert judging panel.

Mrs Penhall, an English Teacher at Kings Priory School, said: "Kings Priory has enjoyed great success in this competition in recent years and I’m hugely proud that our pupils’ creative writing talents have been recognised yet again."

A couple of years ago the school enjoyed fantastic recognition in the competition with pupil Izzie Thorneycroft beating off competition from over 120,000 entries to be one of the 25 finalists, where she was invited to a prestigious award ceremony at St James’ Palace in London.

The BBC 500 Words team will be announcing the final 50 for this year’s competition in May.

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