Gayn­dah love story

Llu­ana’s take on her town wins read­ing prizes

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Bran­don Livesay

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.

To view all the Sto­ry­book Chal­lenge en­tries, visit face­book.com/Car­pet­Court. ■ What do you think of Llu­ana’s story about her town?

Let us know by email­ing bran­don.livesay@cnbt­times.com.au.

Llu­ana’s story

Photo: 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.

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