Moulsford celebrates BBC Radio 2 '500 Words' final 50 competition success

A pupil from Moulsford Preparatory School in Oxfordshire has reached the last 50 in the national story writing competition, 500 Words, from BBC Radio 2 with his story, ‘Charlie the Hero Dog’. The final will take place on the 12th June.

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13th May 2020 — Moulsford Preparatory School in Oxfordshire is delighted to announce that Edward Gardner in Year 4 has made it to the final 50 of the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition. The competition, which started in 2011 is hugely popular and this year received over 135,000 entries, so it is a remarkable achievement to be a finalist. This year, Moulsford had a total of nine boys who were shortlisted in the final 5,000.

Edward’s story is called ‘Charlie the Hero Dog’ and is now live on the Radio 2 website, having been recorded by an actor. Edward has been asked to be available on the 12th June for the final, in whichever form that is to take place.

Last year Harry Martin from Moulsford's Year 8 made the final 50 and attended a reception at Windsor Castle. The school is delighted that Edward can now follow in his footsteps and wish him good luck in the final.

About Moulsford Preparatory School

Moulsford is a thriving independent Prep School of boys aged 4-13 years, set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire.

Parents are faced with so many choices when making decisions about their child’s education, and there is no doubt that choosing a school is a huge and emotional commitment. 

At Moulsford, the message is straightforward. We want our boys to receive the broadest possible education, while remembering that they will learn best when happy and settled. Our down-to-earth, family-focussed approach embraces the fact that boys of this age should be having fun at the same time as learning.

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