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The winning Kingsway Christian College Year 11 team, who wrote Once Upon a Wine.
The winning Kingsway Christian College Year 11 team, who wrote Once Upon a Wine.

KINGSWAY Christian College Year 11 students have won a national title in The Write a Book in a Day Competition 2015.

They all enjoyed a challenging 12-hour day producing an illustrated book and preparing it for publishing.

The team, one of three from the school to take part, was named the WA and National Best Book winner of the upper school category for their book Once Upon a Wine.

They were also named winners of the Best Illustrations WA in the upper school category.

Member Jewel Oreskovich said they were given a giraffe, a quarry and a hypnotist to include in their story.

The Year 10 team’s book How to Flea a King was commended in the upper school WA category.

The college has taken part in this competition for many years.

Teams continue to raise sponsorship for The Kids’ Cancer Project and this year the college donated $1753 raised through sponsorships and community donations.

Head of English Ella Nel said the national award was an outstanding achievement and well deserved.

“Our thanks to Surette Britz, who supervised the team for several weeks before the competition day,” Mrs Nel said. “Other teachers who worked with the other teams include Nicky Skea and Naomi Evans, who also co-ordinated the competition for the last few years.”

Each team member received a certificate of participation to honour their effort and contribution.

Their books are read by sick children in nominated hospitals nationwide.