On Monday, 20th August 2018, 30 Secondary students will write a book in one day for children’s cancer research. It’s all part of the annual national ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition which is run by The Kids’ Cancer Project and will take place in the College Library.
The College has entered four teams of middle and senior school students in the competition. Teams will receive a brief with specific writing parameters on the morning of the competition, and then within 12 hours they will write, illustrate, bind and submit a storybook of up to 5,000 words. Each book is then donated to children undergoing treatment in hospitals around Australia.
The Kids’ Cancer Project is an independent national charity supporting childhood cancer research. Since 1993, thanks to strong community support the charity has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer. Sadly, cancer kills more children in this country than any other disease.
The ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition is an event that inspires collaboration and community spirit while having fun writing and illustrating a book. Not only will SCBC students develop leadership skills, engage in teamwork and creative problem solving, they’ll be covering key English curriculum requirements to set them up for life. The real value-add to this competition is that participants are giving to a cause that is relevant to them.
In order to qualify for judging and have the chance to receive one of the coveted awards, teams must raise a minimum of $310. You can support the College’s participation in this competition and kids’ cancer research by sponsoring a team: visit https://www.writeabookinaday.com/teams and search for South Coast Baptist College.