Students write best book in Australia for Write a Book in a Day Competition
Arden students won the National Best Book (Primary division) in the 2016 Write a Book in a Day Competition. This followed on their success in receiving Best Book NSW (Primary division) and also a Highly Commended for their fundraising efforts ($1,548) for the Kids’ Cancer Project.
Budding authors are given 12 hours to write, edit, illustrate, review and print a 2,000 word novel suitable for children aged 10 – 14 years. Completed books are presented to children in hospital. A team of 10 Arden Junior School students from Years 5 – 6 collaborated on a book called “Potato Predicament”.
The students gained a lot from the experience, with Hayley Goodlace (Year 5) reflecting: “As soon as we got the parameters, we all started brainstorming ideas that we could see would come together to make a great book. Working together as a team helped us to accomplish our goals and become closer than ever. It was a great experience and a great day to show our skills.’’