Write a Book in a Day

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In August 2019, Marymount students from all years participated in the Write-A-Book-In-A-Day competition. In teams of up to ten, students were instructed to write and illustrate a full children’s book with no teacher assistance. The stories had to include specific words and characters as criteria and students were allowed twelve hours, from 8:00am to 8:00pm, to create their books.

Though difficult, the competition allowed students to practice teamwork, as well as learn how to work efficiently under a strict time limit. At the end of the day, the students and teachers shared pizzas and sodas, celebrating all their hard work and effort. 

All the teams that participated in the day did well, working together to create books that will be sent out to entertain children in hospitals all across Australia. 

A special thank you to all the teachers who gave us this opportunity and made it possible (and also who provided the pizzas!). 

Charo Palenzuela
Year 11 Insider