Students day a complete ‘write-off’


Students from Delany College participating in the

It is no easy feat to plan, write and illustrate a book within twelve hours. Throw in some compulsory characters, keywords and the challenges of group work and you have the Write A Book In A Day competition.

A team of Year 7 and 8 students from Delany College, Granville recently took up the challenge to write a book in a day. Working in the school library over a 12 hour period (from 8am to 8pm), Delany’s talented authors and illustrators managed to accomplish their task with a book titled ‘Opal Your Eyes’.

A student working on sketches for his book

Founded in 2002, the Write A Book In A Day competition is a fundraising initiative aimed at raising money for The Kids Cancer Project, with all books being donated for patients to read while undergoing treatment in hospital. Teams are tasked with planning, writing and illustrating a book while adhering to a 5,000 word limit and a unique set of parameters. For Delany’s team, the challenge was to come up with a story that incorporated a scientist, a trapeze artist, a camera, a bridge and a lost ring.

Delany’s Assistant Principal, Anthony Blomfield said the students did a phenomenal job working together to combine these key elements into their story.

Students collaborating on their book

“This was an important project for our school to be involved in as it provided our students with hands-on learning experience, engaged them in teamwork, inclusiveness and collaboration all for a great cause,” Mr Blomfield said. “Due to the kind efforts of the Delany College teaching staff, our families and friends, we were able to exceed our initial fundraising goal.”

Congratulations and well done to Delany’s team: Scarlett Lawler, Khan Salicioglu-Achi, Thomas Rose, Joseph Koroma, Ethan Dogra, Rhys Ramos, Lyriah Filo, Simran Kaur, Sia Comfort-Swaray.


Posted By CathEd Parra at 18/09/2018 8:44:23 AM

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