Students’ book supports children’s cancer research

East Butler Primary School students created a book in a day to support The Kids’ Cancer Project.
East Butler Primary School students created a book in a day to support The Kids’ Cancer Project.

EIGHT students at East Butler Primary School wrote a book in a day to support children’s cancer research.

The multi-age academic class students took part in The Kids’ Cancer Project’s annual ‘Write a book in a day’ competition on July 30.

They were given a brief for a storybook of up to 5000 words and within 12 hours wrote, illustrated, bound and submitted a book to be donated to children receiving treatment in hospitals around Australia.

“This is an event that inspires collaboration and community spirit while students have fun writing and illustrating a book,” teacher Bethaney Whitehead said.

Students created the book in 12 hours.

Year 6 student Izzy Tilbrook-Crossley said writing was her passion and she was grateful to be chosen for the project.

“My family has had a lot of losses caused by cancer so it’s special that we can be a part of something fun and knowing it’s all for a good cause,” she said.

Principal Wendy Gallagher said the students developed leadership skills, engaged in teamwork and creative problem solving, and covered key English curriculum requirements.

The team also managed to raise more than $1000, which will go toward childhood cancer research.

Visit www.thekidscancerproject.org.au for more information.