Elena and Ethan Long Listed for BBC Short Story Competition

Two Year 6 pupils have been selected for the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition long list.


Picked from over 118,000 entrants, Elena and Ethan’s stories are two of only 3,500 remaining. They will now wait until May to find out whether their stories will feature in the final shortlist of 50.


This represents a massive achievement. The competition, run by Chris Evans, is huge national event culminating in readings and an awards ceremony at the Hay Literary Festival.


Tom Tolkien

English Coordinator


You can read their stories below.


Ethan Knight: Best Friends Forever

Elena Markou: She Told Me That He’d Died