Young au­thors team up for kids book

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

YEAR 11 and 12 stu­dents from the Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege had their creative juices flow­ing when they took part in the Write a Book in a Day Chal­lenge last Fri­day.

The national writ­ing ini­tia­tive took place in schools across the coun­try last week with 10 stu­dents from the col­lege worked for 12 hours to pro­duce the book that will raise funds for the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane.

Work­ing from 8am-8pm, the girls wrote and il­lus­trated the chil­dren’s book, which will be printed and dis­played at the school’s li­brary, with a copy also be­ing sent to Bris­bane to the chil­dren’s hos­pi­tal.

Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor and col­lege teacher Leah Wheeler said the stu­dents were all ea­ger to vol­un­teer their time and get in­volved with the pro­ject.

“It’s a great way to raise money for a good cause and also helps the stu­dents work on their team­work, writ­ing and il­lus­trat­ing skills,” she said.

BOOK SMARTS: Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dents Mitzi Nieu­woudt, Brooke Tu­paea, Hema Supra­ma­niam, Louisa Sum­mers­gill, Jesinta O'Ma­honey, Lo­gan Kohler (back), Bobby Field, Tayla Evans, Sa­man­tha Topp and Ali Ladd wrote and il­lus­trated a chil­dren's book for the National Write a Book in a Day Chal­lenge last week.

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