St Jerome’s Primary School students win Primary School category of Write A Book In A Day competition

Taleah Verney, Tiago Barbosa, Aaron Ricciardi, Jasmine Omalini, James Nelson, Carissa Guida, Jocelin Lazzara and Thomas Wallhead. Picture: Martin Kennealey d428724
Taleah Verney, Tiago Barbosa, Aaron Ricciardi, Jasmine Omalini, James Nelson, Carissa Guida, Jocelin Lazzara and Thomas Wallhead. Picture: Martin Kennealey d428724

YEAR 5 students from St Jerome's Primary School won a national writing competition.

Cockburn kids Taleah Verney, Jasmine Omacini, Chloe Viais, Jocelin Lazzara, Tahlia Goodchild, James Nelson, Carissa Guida, Tiago Barbosa, Aaron Ricciardi and Kardinya’s Thomas Wallhead helped produce the winning Primary School Category entry for this year’s Write a Book in a Day competition.

As part of the competition, the team was emailed a set of parameters at 8am. The book had to be finished 12 hours later.

Their work Eyes of the Yabby, dedicated to kids at Princess Margaret Hospital, follows a blind man and his yabby as they work to win a $20,000 council grant.

Extension teacher Kathryn Alp said it was great to be announced as the national winner.

‘The parents were especially proud of their achievements,’ she said.

A second entry from the school, Only One Ocean was commended by the judges.