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Finalist in BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words Writing Competition


The whole school are so proud of Jackson in 2LG for reaching the finals of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words writing competition. His story, The Oak Tree, won a place in the top 50 stories out of a staggering 135,000 entries. Jackson received a high five from Chris Evans and compliments from the judges, including David Walliams, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Burke and Vassos Alexander. His story has even been read by the Duchess of Cornwall; we now have an acclaimed writer in our midst.

Chris Evans said he’s hoping for more entries from Highgate Primary School in 2019!

You can read or listen to Jackson’s incredible story here:

The Oak Tree

Huge congratulations to Jackson.