Wordsmith Molly impresses national judging panel

Junior school pupil Molly Parnell has made it through to the next round of a national writing competition – beating nearly 120,000 other writers in the process.

Molly and her brew inspired story “Tea, Tea, Tea” was entered into BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words competition after her tale came out on top of her year group in a school competition.

Her story telling skills not only impressed our teachers but also captivated judges on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show who ranked it in the top 4% of the entries they received.

Her story will now be sent to the Reading Agency for another round of judging with the remaining entries being whittled down to a final 50.

Molly was delighted that she reached the next round: “I was really excited when I heard that I got through. My mum and dad were very proud of me and when I told my friends they were happy as well.”

Our other year group winners in the school competition were Kate Horsley (Year Six) with her story “The Third Stone”, Alice Finnie’s “Believe” (Year Five), Oliver Teehan (Year Three) and his story entitled “The Crashing Waves” and Erin Roberts’ (Year Two) “The Little Wolf Cub’s Friend”.

BBC Radio 2 will announce the entries that have reached the final 50 in May.

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