Grrrl Power Writing Competition

2018 saw the launch of our Grrrl Power Writing Competition for girls and boys in Years 2-6.

Entrants had to write a short story, a piece of prose or a poem from their own imagination, using all the skills and techniques they had learnt at school. The story had to have a strong female character somewhere in it (that's why we called it Grrrl Power!). The female character could be the story’s heroine, a good friend, a helpful stranger, a trouble maker or just a normal girl who is a little bit of all of these things! 

The competition was extremely popular and shortlisted candidates were invited to a special writing workshop at the Lower School for Years 2 and 3 and the Senior School for Years 4-6. The Lower School event included afternoon tea as well as activities before the overall winners were announced. At the Senior School, activities included exploring what it means to be heroic, a drama workshop, a talk from a published author, a session on story structure and a craft workshop in paper folding to create a bound booklet.

The winners’ of each age group had their words typeset and illustrated by a professional illustrator giving them a piece of their your own work to treasure for life.

We were so impressed with the quality of the work we received and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings!

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