Success for Sofia in the BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ competition

Huge congratulations to Sofia in Year 6 who has made it through to the second round of the BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ writing competition.

Tasked with writing a story no more than 500 words in length, entrants are allowed to write about ANYTHING they want – space-ships, grannies, insects, time travel. The list is endless. Stories are judged anonymously and the competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue. Since the competition launched in 2011, 934,296 stories have been entered in the competition.
This year saw almost 135,000 entries, with Sofia’s story ‘Carrow Lake’ being one of only 5000 to be selected for the second round of judging at the Reading Agency. What a fantastic achievement! Wishing Sofia the best of luck for the next round!

Carrow Lake
By Sofia Hernandez

He opened his eyes like a flash. He screamed. Two wide deep brown eyes stared straight at him. The owner of the brown eyes had taken a couple of steps back from where he was standing. So he was standing at the door of the tent-like place so that Jaime had space to sit up and see what the place and the man looked like.

The tent was house-looking and brightly decorated with doors that lead to other rooms. The man was also brightly dressed, wearing a colourful toga. Jaime was very confused where he was so he decided to ask. The man responded he was in the chief’s hut from the yogazens, that his name was ogle and that he’d take care of him so that when he was well again he could go back to his home. At this Jaime felt like it was time to go outside. He tried to get out of the bed but failed and ended up in ball on the floor. Ogle explained that he’d sprained his ankle after tripping.

Once outside Jaime screamed. HE WAS AT CARROW LAKE. He screamed twice. Now all Jaime wanted to do was to escape and quickly.

But how? Ogle seemed so nice and when it looked like he was going to be watched every second whilst here.

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