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Cancer fight goes by the book as locals write a book in one day
On Tuesday, August 3rd, Year 5 & 6 students from Bertram Primary School will write a book in one day for children’s cancer research.
It’s all part of Write a Book in a Day, an annual competition promoting literacy, collaboration and creativity, administered by independent national charity, The Kids’ Cancer Project.
This year the school has entered 9 teams in the competition. Pupils will be given a brief and within 12 hours they will write, illustrate, and submit a storybook targeted to a youth audience. Completed books are uploaded to an online library to give access to children undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country.
In 2020, more than 7600 writers and illustrators in 1000 separate teams participated in Write a Book in a Day, raising over $530,000 for vital scientific research through The Kids’ Cancer Project.
With more children dying of cancer in Australia than any other disease, Col Reynolds, Founder of The Kids’ Cancer Project is eager for the community to get behind what he views as a major health concern.
“On average every year in Australia 156 children die of cancer. That’s about five classrooms of children, or almost three whole bus loads,” he said. “If there was a stretch of road that consistently had that many fatalities the whole country would be up in arms, we need to have that same level of concern directed to kids’ cancer.”
“It warms my heart to see kids helping kids. That’s why I’m so proud of the way students, through Write a Book in a Day, are helping to change these statistics and I know their sponsors will give generously to encourage their creative and philanthropic endeavours,” said Mr Reynolds.
You can support the school’s fundraising initiative by donating to one (or more) of our teams:
Team Terrific (Noah E, Leroy, Ava, Noah T & Ahri)
The Neboz are Back (Tegan, Iela, Jaskiran, Mariel, Daisy, Libby, Tanisha, Joy & Chloe)
Size Matters Not (Arianna, Izzy, Jeremy, Shasta, Emma, Jaylyn, Alyssa)
Bertram Dragons (Ethan, Darcy, Prabhnishaan, Manas, Grace, Lucas)
Mrs Monkeys (Sienna, Imogen, Olivia, Ruby, Esther, Lizbeth)
The Workaholics (Aaron, Isabel, Logan, Kaiyo, Lexis, Lilly, Andre)
The Spitlings (Jayde, Alexa, Thomas, Diara, Anna, Aryan)
The Chill People (Jaron, Max, Jonas, Pearl, Zsarvuante, Thomas)
The Three Boys and One Girl (Naman, Cameron, Leith)
It is important that your child is equipped and prepared to learn every day, but sometimes it is difficult to keep up with their need for school supplies. Thanks to the generosity of Give Write and our school community we have a stock of stationery and pre-loved school uniforms available to families. If you would like support with these items, please talk to the ladies in the front office, your childs LA teacher or one of the deputies.
If you or your business have unwanted stationery items, please consider donating them to the school. We have a Give Write bin in the front office for donations or they can be given directly to the front office staff.
We still have spaces in our 2021 kindy classes for children born between 1st July 2016 and 30th June 2017. If your child, or someone you know is eligible to attend kindy this year, please consider enrolling them for Semester 2.
Kindy enrolments are now being taken for 2022. If your child was born between 1st July 2017 and 30th June 2018 they are eligible to begin kindy in 2022.
While Kindergarten is not compulsory in Western Australia, attendance is highly recommended as your child builds on important social and emotional skills that help them throughout their school life. They also develop early maths, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
information sessions for parents and transition to kindy for children will be scheduled later in the term.
With best wishes
Jane Weir, Cathy Stott, Aimee Coffey