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Staffroom Monologues
Tue 30 Jan 2007
Teachers' TV, in partnership with the National Union of Teachers, is launching a national competition to find the best screen writers of the staffroom.
School staff who are budding screenwriters or simply have an interesting story to tell can win the chance of having their script performed by a well known actor for a special Teachers' TV series Staffroom Monologues. As part of their prize, four winning writers will also have the chance to spend time developing their script with one of the UK's top scriptwriters, Tony Marchant. The winning writer, as chosen by a select judging panel, will then be invited to see their monologue being filmed for broadcast by Teachers' TV later in the year.

Scriptwriter and Staffroom Monologues' Judge, Tony Marchant said:

"We are giving school staff a once in a lifetime opportunity to have their story brought to life by some of the UK's most talented actors. If you have ever thought about script writing or simply have a great story to tell about real life in education today then get writing and submit your entry to Teachers' TV. We look forward to reading your entries!"

National Union of Teachers' General Secretary Steve Sinnott said:

"The NUT is delighted to sponsor the Staffroom Monologues. The unique nature of school life should be celebrated.  There is no better way to do this than inviting those at the centre of school communities to write about their experiences."

To enter, budding script writers that work in education (paid or voluntary) are asked to submit a single character fictional monologue of between 800 to 1,000 words by 26 February 2007 on any aspect of school life from the perspective of someone who works in a school. Full details and entry criteria are available from 29 January at

All details, including terms and conditions, are available at

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