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 next year brings!
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