50 Word Story Challenge

In honour of St. Mary's 50th Anniversary, we are challenging students across all Key Stages to a small but perfectly formed mini-tales in 50 words. No More No Less.


Once there was a gifted scholar who entered a writing competition. The piece was written succinctly, entranced readers, and promised that the writer deserved an exciting prize as well as (very) localised fame, crowds, applause and autograph-signing opportunities. Unfortunately, when examined, the piece was fifty-two words long and promptly disqualified. 


  • Entries will be displayed on Open Day
  • Closing Date: Wednesday 1 October 2014
  • Hand in to Mrs Whitehurst in the English Department