Student authors steal the show

PLC’s winning Book in a Day team: Emily Cooke, Lena Hindenberg, Abbey Wackett, Annique Cockerill, Kathryn Froend and Ellen Frodsham Picture: Andrew Ritchie d410545
PLC’s winning Book in a Day team: Emily Cooke, Lena Hindenberg, Abbey Wackett, Annique Cockerill, Kathryn Froend and Ellen Frodsham Picture: Andrew Ritchie d410545

Year 11s Emily Cooke, Annique Cockerill, Lena Hindenberg, Abbey Wackett, Kathryn Froend and Ellen Frodsham wrote and illustrated their book Fifteen Words and Fifty-One Letters in 12 hours and raised $300 for Princess Margaret Hospital as part of the competition, which donates the proceeds to children’s hospitals.

Their story about a young boy who finds a mysterious box while exploring his grandfather’s attic was regarded by judge Andrew Levett as the best story in the category and the competition.

For Write a Book in a Day, competing teams are emailed a random setting, character, issue and five words at 8am and must complete and send off a 4000 word story to the judges before 8pm.

Team captain Ellen said would take part in the competition again next year.

‘It was fun ” but a bit stressful at the end,’ Ellen said. ‘I would definitely recommend it.’

The PLC team’s prize included a plaque and a $200 donation to the school library.