Last year we ran a competition to see who could be the most creative with one of our books in the classroom and now it’s time to announce the winner (drumroll please) …
Congratulations to Illawarra Primary School, whose incredible lighthouses from Cristy Burne’s To the Lighthouse were bright, brilliant and very creative. They’ve won a copy of each book in the 2018 Fremantle Press children’s list, with a total value of $500.
But don’t despair if you missed out this time. We’re running the competition again, and this time the prize will be each of the books on the 2019 children’s list, including City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award winner Holden Sheppard’s debut novel Invisible Boys. Each term, we’ll feature your projects in The Classroom Express and at the end of the year pick an overall winner.
All you have to do is send us a couple of photos of creative projects you’ve done in your classroom that have been inspired by one of our books. 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.
If you’d like some ideas, try these:
- Write your own war letter to a loved one inspired by Dianne Wolfer’s In the Lamplight.
- Make a message in a bottle and see how far away it can get, inspired by Norman Jorgensen’s The Smuggler's Curse.
- Draw your own map for hiking in the wilderness inspired by Cristy Burne’s Off the Track.
- Design a new constellation or solar system inspired by Sally Murphy’s Looking Up.
You can send your photos in to firstname.lastname@example.org or if one of our authors is visiting your school, send some pictures with them.
The winner will be announced in the Term 1 Classroom Express newsletter in 2020. So, what are you waiting for? Get creative and pass it on!