On Monday 27th August, 10 students from Year 10 competed in the annual national Write a Book in a Day competition run by The Kids’ Cancer Project. Students were given a brief and 6 hours to write, illustrate, bind and submit a storybook of up to 5000 words. This book was donated to children undergoing treatment in hospitals around Australia. The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, thanks to strong community support the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer. “This is an event that inspires collaboration and community spirit while students have fun writing and illustrating a book,” said Karalee Blake English Teacher. “Not only will our students develop leadership skills, engage in teamwork and creative problem solving, they’ll be covering key English curriculum requirements to set them up for life,” said Karalee Blake We would also like to thank Matilda Bay Rotary Club who put up the nomination fee and made donations for the cause.
We acknowledge and respect the Whadjuk Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the boodja (land) on which we work and live. We recognise their continuing connection to the boodja, bilya (rivers), ngamma (waterholes) and karda (hills) and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.