This week, two teams of Middle School students participated in The Kid’s Cancer Project’s Write a Book in a Day Fundraiser event. Several very keen Year 6 students along with the Year 8 Writer’s Excellence Group were invited to participate.
The Year 6 team, The Bee Hunters, included Zara Kuckreja, Jocelyn Long, Annabel Mills, Demi Tsiokaras, Matthew Cook and Aris Kartsonas. Their book, titled, We’re Going on a Bee Hunt, was a fun adventure featuring giant bees, a film set, and a llama called Nigel.
Year 8 Writer’s Excellence Group included Liliana Bishop, Jacqui Heslop, Sarah Mantzios, Hannah Mayne, Caleb Mao and Ethan Toskas. This team named The Lighthouse Keepers, created a book called Stolen Waves for 14-16 year old readers.
The two teams commenced work in the Library Bay Room at 8:00am and worked diligently to complete the writing, editing and illustration of their books before the 3:15pm deadline.
Mrs Barbara Orrock, SGCS Librarian, said: “It was wonderful to see students collaborating and bringing different creative skills to the project. The completed books will be published online and printed for children in hospital to read.” Sarah Mantzios (Year 8) added, “I had so much fun writing with everyone! I can’t wait to see the final copies and I hope that next year we’ll get to have a similar experience.“
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