Storytales score a happy ending
Two Grace Christian School students have been named among Western Australia’s top young story writers in the CBCA Make Your Own Story Competition.
Amity Barnard, Year 6, and Alex Lee, Year 4, were two of thousands of students across the State to take part in the competition and earned themselves first and second in their respective categories.
Amity’s story entitled Shadow placed first in the Year 5-6 story book category and told the tale of a stray cat looking for his forever home.
Alex’s picture book When Things Just Went Wrong was good enough to earn her second place in the Year 3-4 picture book category, with the plot following a wizard trying to find the roof of his house after it blew off in a storm.
“If I’d have got third place I would have been totally surprised — but first — I would never have imagined it,” Amity said.
“I was really surprised.”
Alex shared her peer’s modesty in glory and said she deliberately did not get her hopes up.
“I was just thinking if I got third then I’d be surprised and didn’t think I’d get anywhere near first,” she said.
Both students won a $50 book voucher for their efforts, a prize that lasted less than half a day, according to Alex.
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