Kidderminster School Students Through to 2nd Round of BBC 500 WORDS Competition

Two pupils from Kidderminster’s Holy Trinity School have been selected to go through to the next stage of the BBC's 500 WORDS competition. Through to the second round, 9-year old Cassie Whittall-Bysh was selected for her story ‘Sour Milk’ and 11-year old Arwen Winstanley for her story ‘BOO!!!’ Headteacher of Holy Trinity, Mrs Pamela Leek Wright, commented: “What an amazing achievement for both students and testament to their hard work and enthusiasm for creative writing.” The BBC received over 123,400 entries, with both students now proceeding through with the 4,500 stories chosen to be read by the competition’s Reading Agency for the second round of judging. Said Cassie: “I am really excited to get through and I'm hoping to go to Shakespeare's Globe." and Arwen commented: "I was overjoyed when I received the email which told me that I had made it through to the second round of 500 words. My family are very proud of my achievement." Cassie and Arwen now have to wait until early May to hear if they have been shortlisted as one of the competition's Final 50, with the winner announced at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on the 27th May.