Writing a book in a day? Our girls make it happen


The Write a Book in a Day competition gets bigger and better every year at Abbotsleigh, with 116 students from Years 7, 8 and 9 competing in teams over two days on Friday 21 and Monday 24 June. A team of Year 12 students also took part in the competition earlier this term.

WABIAD is a wonderful initiative that supports and raises money for the Kids Cancer Project through a national competition, where teams of up to 10 students plan, write, edit, illustrate and publish a book for kids in hospitals, all in the space of one day (or in our case, split across two!).

Last year more than 1,000 teams across Australia raised almost $250,000 for research to help children with many different types of cancer.

Our students began the day at 8 am, with each team given a unique set of parameters (characters, setting, issue and random words) to be included in their book of between 4,000 and 5,000 words. Books were completed, printed and uploaded to the Write a Book in a Day website by 6 pm and have been sent for judging in the national competition.

It was fun and chaotic at the same time, as our student teams collaborated and cooperated to produce amazingly creative and entertaining books.

Congratulations to all involved! Completed books are now on display in the library and included in our collection.



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