Gayndah love story
Lluana’s take on her town wins reading prizes
LLUANA George has another reason to love Gayndah after her story won $1000 worth of new books for Gayndah State School.
The Year 1 student won the statewide Ron Maher’s Carpet Court Storybook Challenge with a story on what she loves most about her community.
And in addition to new books for the school, Lluana won a colourful reading mat for the classroom and $250 worth of books for herself.
The prizes were awarded at a special parade last Friday, where she read her story in front of grateful schoolmates, teachers and parents.
Ron Maher’s Carpet Court director Verdon Harrison congratulated Lluana on her creativity.
“Lluana should be very proud of her creative efforts and it was great to see her take on our community,” he said.
Mr Harrison told the students that in the future they would be able to say “I remember this little lady when she read her first poem”.
More than 980 Queensland children entered the challenge, with finalists chosen by the community.
Mr Harrison and Queensland author Kathryn Apel
. picked Lluana’s story as the winner.
“Lluana’s love for her friends and neighbours really shone through in her illustrated story,” Ms Apel said.
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Lluana’s storyPhoto: Brandon Livesay
I love my town because there is no pollution. I can play with my friends and play football. There are nice people and there are old people, And everybody loves us because you don’t get lost. There is a school at this town and there is a Big Orange and it is lovely, And every person is gentle and it is a good town and every person is friendly.
BIG WINNER: Lluana George checks out some of the books she won with Verdon Harrison.