The Land has partnered with organisation Littlescribe, which helps students build stronger literacy skills, encouraging every child to become an co-author with the help of Australia's most well known writers.
- A decade of writing skills in decline
- Every Aussie kid can be an author, right now
- Healing is being offered through writing with Littlescribe
Each week The Land will feature stories from children across the state, online and in print. One of our featured stories this week is by Manildra Public School's Caitlyn McLachlan, "My Life on a Farm."
Manildra Public School library teacher Sue Starr said they took part in Littlescribe's 'My Life Story' program and it really lifted the school.
"This time last year our whole community was really struggling with drought, families were out of work, farmers were despondent," Ms Starr said.
"But now the kids have realised that their own personal stories ARE important.
"They worked through 10 weeks of writing modules, and had virtual excursions with real authors and illustrators whose work they knew.
"The thought of their work becoming a published book, that could be shared and enjoyed by many, was immensely motivating."
Ms Starr said their library would have a copy of each book from the students which can be read by all.
- To view more storybooks from Manildra Public School see the links below.