May/13

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Spring Hill Young Writers 2013

For the third year in a row,  ten of our best Year 8 wordsmiths have been involved in an extension writing activity, designed to challenge them to write in a way which they probably had never done before. Groups of four students from three different schools had to develop a shared storyline, setting and characters; then each student had to write the same story but from a different character’s point of view.

With internationally acclaimed author, Brian Falkner, as writing expert and judge, BGS boys scooped the prize pool.  It is a testament to the quality of our boys’ writing that five out of eight stories short-listed for Best Individual Story were written by Grammar boys: the winner and runner-up were Grammar boys, as were the winners and runners-up for Best Conclusion and Funniest Line.

One of the key aims of the program was to enhance writing through peer support and collaboration, and a student commented,  “It made me think a lot more about the work, exactly what I was writing and how I was writing it.” All students from Grammar demonstrated excellent group work and commitment to the program.

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