Contributed

Students encouraged to share yarns to earn scholarship

ARE YOU a budding story teller?

Students in Years 5 or 6 have an opportunity to win a share of up to $11,750 in the national Pilot Pen Creative Writing Scholarship.

The scholarship opens on June 3.

All entrants need to do is put pen to paper and handwrite a story of 250-350 words that begins with the sentence: "The last thing I expected to see was..."

Launched in support of the National Literacy and Numeracy Week, the Pilot Pen Creative Writing Scholarship aims to encourage the use of imagination and to foster a love of handwriting in children.

Pilot Pen Australia spokesman Helena Lasan said it was a great opportunity to encourage children to get away from the laptop or computer, pick up a pen, use their imagination and get writing.

One of the judges this year is celebrity author Andy Griffiths. Entries open on June 3 and close on July 31.

For more information visit www.pilotpen.com.au.

If you've got a great story, share it with us at edit@warwickdailynews.com.au.



Rare regal honour bestowed upon Scout

premium_icon Rare regal honour bestowed upon Scout

Warwick teen spent three years working for this prestigious title

Police uncover 30g of drug inside car in Warwick

Police uncover 30g of drug inside car in Warwick

Man will face two charges in court after being pulled over by police

Local Partners