Launceston Church Grammar students will be challenged to produce a book in 12 hours for the annual Write a Book in a Day competition.
It may not be as easy as it sounds, however. At the beginning of the event, students will be emailed a list of requirements which must be included in their work. They will then form groups of eight to 10 to plan, write, edit and illustrate their respective stories.
This year’s contest will be hosted at Launceston’s LINC building, which manager Garry Conroy-Cooper said will help “expose a LINC as more than a library.”
Competition co-ordinator Doug Grubert is a passionate advocate for getting children to be creative, and to practice real life skills.
“It gives them a real sense of purpose. They need to collaborate, they need to cooperate, they've got to delegate roles,” he said.
The competition will take place on July 28 and the entry fee for each team is $300, with $250 going directly to the Kids’ Cancer Project. Contact Mr Grubert on 0427 811 978 for more details.