On Tuesday 22 August 8 students from Oakhill College wrote a book in one day as part of the annual national “Write a Book in a Day” inter-school competition run by The Kids’ Cancer Project.
There were 758 teams in 281 schools across Australia registered in The Write a Book in a Day Competition 2017. Teams compete within three categories: primary school, middle school, and senior. Students were given a brief and then within 12 hours wrote, illustrated, bound and submitted a storybook of 5000 words. The book is then donated to children undergoing treatment in hospitals around Australia.
This initiative aligns to Oakhill College’s commitment to raising literacy standards of students. “This is an event that inspired collaboration and community spirit whilst students had fun writing and illustrating a book,” said Mrs Revai, Head of Library Services. “And it all happened in a 12-hour day.” “Not only did our pupils develop leadership skills, engage in teamwork and creative problem solving, they covered key English curriculum requirements to set them up for life,” said Mrs Revai. These students are to be commended for their commitment to preparation for the day and their enthusiasm and energy they brought to our inaugural Write a Book in a Day. A display of the book and a photo story of the day is on display in the library.
The competition results will be announced on November 10, 2017.
The students are: William Mayhew (Yr7), Ethan Pua (Yr7), Adam Byrnes (Yr8),Thomas Cochrane (Yr9), Ryan Mitroo (Yr9), Nathaniel Deitch (Yr9), Edward Joseph (Yr9), James Weppner (Yr9),
Teachers: Ms. Victoria Badaoui, Mrs. Lynn Revai