The Sloths team wins ‘Write a Book in a Day’

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St Andrews College wins the NSW Upper Schools division of "Write a Book in a Day" Competition.

In 12 hours, ten students wrote 4000 words, illustrated, edited, published and bound a book. A challenge all students agreed was immensely enjoyable.

One of the competition organisers, who reads all the books, said that the student's entry "Malice" was one of the best she has read.

"Write a Book in a Day" begun in 1985 by the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, the oldest writer's centre of its kind in Australia to encourage young Australian writers. The competition has since grown so large that handover was offered to The Kid's Cancer Project who has been promoting the competition of behalf of the KSP Writer's Centre for the past six years.

The competition has raised over $100,000  for The Kid's Cancer Project and all student books in NSW go to The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

St Andrews College entered three teams in the 2015 competition comprising students from Years 11 and 12. Each team was given a different scenario, outlining words they must include and main characters, one of which is an animal.

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The teams were:
"The Sloths" - Book: Malice
Nicole Cadelina
Edward Concepcion
Danielle Derecho
Jason Depamaylo
Cynthia Florek
Elizabeth May
Alexia Newsome
Natalie Pereira
Erielle Sudario
Catherine Sukkar

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"Gold to Win" - Book: If the Shoe Fits
Abigail Aguilar
Grace Boniba
Paul Fanous
Claudia Linares-Motterle
Joseph Macaraeg
Jennifer Maw
Diana Obcemia
Luke Sultana
Justin Walsh

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"The Blues" - Book: In the Blink of an Eye
Luke Colubriale
Sean Gehrig
Madelaine Hudson
Shaurya Issar
Aidan Marshall
Joseph Paul
Adriel Saguinsin
Piyush Sayal

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