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In praise of Write a Book in a Day

Every year, students and teachers alike look forward to Write a Book in a Day, but don’t take our word for it, read what they have to say about it.

“The Kids’ Cancer Project Write a Book in a Day competition is a fabulous initiative. Not only do you get to experience the fun and satisfaction of creating a book in collaboration with others, but it only takes a day! And, as a bonus, all funds raised help to support childhood cancer research. Well, what are you waiting for? Get writing!” – Andy Griffiths, Australian Author


“This is one of our favourite events on the school calendar. It is wonderful to witness students working and creating together while raising money for an amazing cause. The sense of accomplishment that the students feel at the end of the day is so lovely to be a part of.”- Julie, Team Coordinator, St Andrews Lutheran College


“Write a Book in a Day is fun and popular at our school. Already a few students have questioned, ‘Miss, when is Write a Book in Day on?’” – Teacher Librarian, New South Wales


“Write a Book in a Day was a memorable experience, I really enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to doing it next year as well. All of us came together to create and celebrate something we enjoy doing, reading.” – A student


“Our students thoroughly enjoyed participating in Write a Book in a Day, they were engaged, challenged and excited throughout the entire process. Students were able to collaborate with peers that they normally wouldn’t interact with and we, as a team, were able to identify the importance of this skill for our students as lifelong learners.” – Meaghan, Team Coordinator, Macquarie Fields Public School)


“I was really proud of how our team worked together and what we achieved.” – A student


Not only does this national writing competition involve the 4 C’s of 21st century learning (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) but it raises awareness and money for children’s cancer. The stories are written for young people in hospital; pushing our students consider what would entertain this audience.” – Karen, Teacher Librarian, Senior Library, St Pius X College, Chatswood, NSW


“After a long day of writing, editing, illustrating and copious amounts of sugar, we completed a work we could be proud of, for a cause we were proud to support.” – A student


Write a Book in a Day”¸ was such a great experience for the girls. They had a great day brainstorming ideas, writing, and illustrating their story. The biggest thing was the realisation that they all had particular skills in each part of the creative process, which meant they all felt their contributions were valued. And it was all for a great cause!” – Victoria, Team Coordinator

Register for the competition here. If you have any questions about Write A Book in a Day, contact Kimberley Chapple via email or call 02 8394 7711. You can keep up-to-date with the action on the competition’s Facebook event page

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