Young authors show­case tal­ent in na­tional comp

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

Man­jimup Pri­mary School has six pub­lished authors as six stu­dents’ work was fea­tured in a book as part of a na­tional writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

As part of the Write 4 Fun com­pe­ti­tion, Year 6 stu­dents Jack and Chris Perry, Toby and Bay­ley Edwards, Te’a Groot and Year 4 Tai­z­ley Krispyn sub­mit­ted ei­ther a short story of 500 words or a poem at 150 words. Their work, along with other suc­cess­ful stu­dents from around Aus­tralia, has been fea­tured in a book called Hori­zon of Dreams.

Year 6 teacher Daniela Badea said she was proud of each of the stu­dents’ achieve­ments.

“I was not sur­prised when we found out they’d be pub­lished, they are tal­ented and cre­ative and very will­ing to do their best,” she said.

Bay­ley said he was in­ter­ested in World War II at the time and de­cided to write a poem ded­i­cated to the peo­ple who died.

Toby was learn­ing about the gold rush in school and de­cided to write his short story set in that time pe­riod. T’ea said her work had a lot of similes be­cause she was learn­ing about it at school at the time.

Jack said he en­joyed putting sus­pense in his short story.

Chris said he made a point of us­ing longer, more com­plex words in his work.

Tai­z­ley said her big­gest chal­lenge with the poem was keep­ing to the 150-word limit.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup Pri­mary School Year4s­tu­den t taaT iz­ley Krispyn and Year6s­tu­dents Te'a Groot, Chris Perry, Toby Edwards, Jack Perry and Bay­ley Edwards are all pub­lished authors h nks t o t he na­tional Write 4 Fun com­pe­ti­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.