For the second year in a row, Fremantle Press is offering schools the chance to win $500 worth of books in our Creative Classrooms competition. This year’s big prize includes every book on the 2019 children’s list, plus a selection of books suited to your school’s needs.
Some of the books included this year are Julia Lawrinson’s upcoming release, Maddie in the Middle, Kelly Canby’s latest picture book, Rodney, debut books by fantasy author HM Waugh (The Lost Stone of Sky City) and Indigenous author Helen Milroy (Wombat, Mudlark and other stories), plus the new young adult novel, Invisible Boys, by award-winning writer Holden Sheppard.
So how do you win?
Send us a photo of a creative project you’ve done in your classroom that was inspired by a Fremantle Press book. We’ll feature it in the Classroom Express and announce a winner at the end of 2019. It doesn’t have to be a book from this year, or a big group of students – anything imaginative will do. And there’s no age limit: from pre-primary to YA, we’d love to see what you get up to with our books.
Here are our top tips for creative projects to get you started:
- Use Dianne Wolfer’s In the Lamplight to try out WWI first aid techniques in the classroom. Download activity.
- Cook up a Sudanese feast with our Swimming on the Lawn (Yasmin Hamid) recipe cards.
- Create the lighthouses featured in To the Lighthouse by Cristy Burne. Download activity.
- Get kids to make their own robots using ideas from James Foley’s Brobot. Download activity.
- Predict the future using a fortune teller inspired by Kathryn Lefroy’s novel Alex and the Alpacas Save the World. Download activity.
- Draw what you need in order to survive on a tropical atoll like Red Read and Captain Black Bowen in Norman Jorgensen’s adventure story The Wreckers’ Revenge. Download activity.
- Get your kids to draw a picture of nothing. What do they think nothing looks like? Use Fiona Burrows’s Violet and Nothing as inspiration. Download activity.
- If a Fremantle Press author visits your school, this is another great opportunity to enter. Take some photos of the activities you do in the classroom then email them to us or the author.
How do you enter?
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 2019 Fremantle Press Creative Classrooms Competition. Make sure you include your school’s details, who took the photos and who or what features in the photos.
When will the winner be announced?
The winner will be contacted by email at the end of 2019 and officially announced in the Term 1 Classroom Express newsletter in 2020.
We’re looking forward to seeing your entries!