The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Activities and Events

Below are links to activities and events you may be interested in.


The 500 Words Competition Is Open

‘500 Words’ is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition.

All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!

Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling. The competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue. Past venues have included The Globe and The Tower of London. 2018 saw a magnificent extravaganza come live from Hampton Court Palace. The closing date is 7pm on Thursday 27th February.

If you would like further information visit the 500 words website.




Twilight at the Museums


One night. 15 museums. An unmissable evening of family adventure.

Wednesday 19 February, 4.30 - 7.30pm. Visit the Twilight event page for full details.

Held every February half-term, Twilight at the Museums is a FREE after-hours event for families. Set out and discover local museums and collections  in a completely new way. With darkened galleries for torch lit exploration and other hands-on activities throughout the evening, there are lots of things for families to enjoy. 

Free Family Activity Day at Amey

The Greater Cambridge Local Plan


A consultation about the Greater Cambridge Local Plan, which will shape development in our area up to 2040 is currently active. It includes how the plan should contribute to achieving net zero carbon and how biodiversity and green spaces can be protected. This is an opportunity to have your say about what you think is important.

Visit  for more information


Cherry Hinton Library Half Term Lego Club

52 Stories

52 Stories takes place every week at Cherry Hinton Library on Saturdays from 10.30am – 11.15am.

If you would like to become a 52 Stories Reader or become a volunteer to help us please come along to Cherry Hinton Library  during one of our sessions and talk to one of the 52 Story Team Members.

Pinpoint Annual SEND Conference