Students hit the heights in world's biggest story writing competition
Writing their way to victory in a national competition is the aim of students from a Padiham high school.
The pupils from Shuttleworth College are also aiming high, literally, in a challenge to read books reaching the height of their school.
The students are taking part in Radio 2's 500 Words, which is the biggest short-story competition for children in the world.
The winners of the competition will win DJ and competition host Chris Evans' height of six feet in books plus 500 books for the school.
The year seven students have written stories on dogs, aliens, modern fairy-tales and more.... read more
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