This is open to all boys in Years 5 and 6 and takes place every Friday in the library at first break. Its purpose is to provide boys the space and freedom to create stories of their own choosing within an encouraging environment. I have a number of writing competitions planned for those who are interested, the first of which is the Blue Peter Amazing Authors Competition. Boys have to write an original story or poem of under 400 words and the closing date is 28 March.

The winning story will be made into an audio book voiced by Tom Fletcher (from the pop band, McFly) and be animated to be shown on Blue Peter and CBeebies Bedtime Stories.  They will go behind the scenes to experience the book publication and animation process, receive a printed copy of their story, a framed still from the animation and an orange competition winner’s badge. Parents must give their consent and details about how to submit entries can be found here. If you’ve any questions, please do get in touch.