The College had professional writer and teacher, Kevin Price, spend a few days with students in a writing workshop last year. The Year 6 class and a few students in extension programs in the lower primary school were included in the incursion. From those workshops, the students were encouraged to submit a story for consideration in the Born Storyteller Series – a successful program which introduces aspiring young writers to the process required to work from pen to publication. As a result, 9 Cornerstone students have been selected to have their stories included in the latest edition which will be launched this week at Murdoch University.
Eamon Brand, Molly Jackson, Alyssa Warner, Elke Weinert, Jessica Black, Marli Enslin, Joshua Fontana, and Pania Kara are the young budding writers, and they are delighted at the opportunity that has been presented to them.
Their teacher at the time, Graham Dixon, is really proud of how the students have performed and said that it was a really worthwhile exercise. He, along with several of the students will be attending the book launch in Perth (at Murdoch University) so they can participate in the book-signing process. Understandably they are very excited.
Edie Strutt, the College’s Primary Principal said it was a wonderful experience and is a lovely way of celebrating the writing gifts the students have. This sentiment was mirrored in comments from the students themselves, who were all delighted at the opportunity to be able to consider themselves published writers.
A wonderful initiative that has brought the attention of the press with them. The West Australian wrote a story on the students that can be found here, and local press also featured the initiative. The link to that story can be found here.
Congratulations to each of the latest young writers from Cornerstone.