PRIMARY schoolchildren are invited by Stourbridge's MP Suzanne Webb to take part in a short story competition ahead of World Book Day next month.

Budding young authors across the constituency can enter by writing a 500-word story that is set in Stourbridge.

Only one tale can be submitted per child and 500 words is the maximum story length permitted.

Children must be in year three to six and the deadline is Monday March 1.

Suzanne said: “Creative writing is an important activity for children to express themselves and develop key skills and I hope children across Stourbridge will get their pens out and their thinking caps on and come up with some great tales.

“Storytelling can improve communication, encourage creativity, and enhance self-confidence and everyone who enters will be making a difference to their education.

“I am really looking forward to reading the stories. I know it’s going to be tough to pick a winner and the best of luck.”

To enter, parents or guardians must send stories to, along with their email address and their child’s full name, age, school, address, and permission to share a picture of the winner with their story.

The winner will be announced on World Book Day (Thursday March 3) and they will receive a £20 book voucher for Waterstones as their prize.