The BBC writing competition for children, 500 Words 2016, is up and running. It’s for ages 5 to 13 years and the closing date is 25th February. It’s a great way of encouraging children to have a go at writing. The website is really helpful with lots of useful tips for writing - which more 'mature’ authors will find useful too!
Jacques Cousteau is watching nervously on the bridge of his ship Calypso as it slowly makes it way through a maze of razor-sharp coral tow