for writers and readers….

Children only: write a scene for Horrible Histories

CBBC is running a writing competition for 6-14 year-olds across the UK. They want a short sketch for Horrible Histories. The winning script will be turned into an actual sketch for the TV show.

The sketch can have no more than three people in it, and together they shouldn’t say more than 300 words. It can be either about The Rotten Romans OR The Terrible Tudors. (It can’t be about both eras.) It must also include the setting, the names of the characters and the stage directions.


It should be funny, very funny and be inspired by facts like these:

Rotten Romans
Gladiator sweat was seen as a powerful potion to keep you young and healthy. It was collected and then sold outside the Coliseum to the crowds who had watched the fights.

Terrible Tudors
To cure baldness in Tudor times, a recipe suggested you crush a garlic bulb, rub it into the scalp, then wash the scalp with vinegar. If that didn’t work, shave the head and smear fox grease all over it. Fox grease also supposedly cured deafness!

There are lot more fun facts that can be used, advice on what CBBC want in the sketch and an application form on the CBBC site

Deadline: Entries must be received no later than 9pm on Friday, 23rd September, 2016.


3 comments on “Children only: write a scene for Horrible Histories

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    September 6, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Fancy being a scriptwriter?

  2. Carl D'Agostino
    September 7, 2016

    Watch it pal about that rotten Romans stuff ! Ahem…

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