500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson - Story Sparks

We had over 2,000 emails from schools all around the country for our 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson. Here are just some of the amazing Story Sparks that our virtual audience sent in during the show.


  • wall of fire - Langlands Primary School, Forfar
  • poisoned river - Dunham-on-Trent Primary School
  • mutant dinosaurs - Quinton Primary School
  • a giant bird - Walford Primary School
  • fire-breathing dragon - Campbell College Junior School
  • a tsunami of snakes - Handale Primary School
  • raining poison milk - Breadalbane Academy
  • a ginormous black hole - St James Primary School, Weybridge
  • a huge waterfall - Riverdale Primary School
  • a gassy, dangerous canyon - Welland Primary School
  • an iceberg that encompasses the Earth - St Peter's Brafferton Primary School
  • our very own 1,000 year old Abbey that we share the grounds with - St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Buckfast, Devon
  • a chocolate tsunami - Monksmead School, Borehamwood
  • a puddle that takes you to a swamp - Duncan Forbes Primary School, Culloden, Scotland
  • acid pool with acid snakes - Fridaybridge Primary school in Cambridgeshire
  • a man-eating table - St Mary's CE (A) Primary School, Mucklestone


  • pants that help you fly - The Grange Primary School
  • rags, hat and stripy socks - Browick Road Primary School
  • leggings with holes - Walford Primary School
  • soggy jumpsuit - Eyke Primary School, Suffolk
  • light up swim suit - New Haw Junior School
  • fluffy handbag - The Richard Clarke First School, Abbots Bromley
  • Viking armour - Forest Preparatory School, London
  • colourful top hat - Cheam Fields School
  • a bunny helmet - Campbell College, Belfast
  • dinosaur feet shoes - Warren Wood Primary Academy
  • spotty bow tie - Copmanthorpe Primary School, York
  • hat made out of snakes - Wetherby Senior School
  • denim shorts and a white t-shirt - St Peter's Primary in Heysham
  • astronaut suit and a woollen jumper - River School in Worcester
  • dragon scaled hoodie - Isla Primary School in Angus


  • marshmallow umbrella - St Osburg's in Coventry
  • magical horn - Castle Mead School
  • crushed car - Appledore School
  • giant teddy bear - Greenfield Primary School
  • Japanese sword katana - Summerfields Primary School in Newport on the Isle of Wight
  • ray gun - Balsall Common Primary School Academy
  • chicken sword - Whitefield Primary School, Manchester
  • magic pen - Ark Brunel Primary School, London
  • cannon that fires special crystals - Ireleth St Peters F of E Primary School, Cumbria
  • hover board - Great Addington School
  • a beach ball - Borrow Wood Primary School
  • boiling hot chocolate - Illogan School
  • a big dice - Balbardie Primary School
  • a huge lump of cheese - Bedfield Primary school in Suffolk
  • giant teapot - Brooklands Primary School, Sale
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