News

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

READ ALL ABOUT IT!

24 Jun 2012

Sydney Story Factory programs are project-based, and every child walks away with a published piece of work. At the end of a one-off, two-hour workshop, children might have a bound and illustrated chap book to take home...

Read More
FISHING TALE

FISHING TALE

24 Jun 2012

Fishing Tale was written by Matthew Clark Rivera, who turned 6 on April 16, 2012. He says of himself: When I grow up I want to be a footy coach and I’m going to play in union and my team is Rovers, and I’ll drive my very own BMW going to the football stadium. My dream place is Disneyland. My favourite computer game is Moshi Monsters. And I play Lego too.

Read More
THE BLACKOUT

THE BLACKOUT

19 Jun 2012

Tolu is 9 years old and wishes he had wings to fly so that when he gets angry he could fly high over the world in the clouds. His favourite food is a bacon and egg roll from the fair. His favourite team in rugby union is The Chiefs. This is his story.

Read More
Lethal Silence – Alexander Makarytchev

Lethal Silence – Alexander Makarytchev

10 Jun 2012

In his own words: “WASSUP? My name is Alexander Makarytchev, author of my version of ‘Lethal Silence’. My hobbies are video gaming, reading and eating. My favourite games right now are ‘Minecraft’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’. My favourite food is pizza. The things in life that I hate are music, long-distance running (I am pretty good at sprinting), and AAARRRRTTTT (I REALLY hate art!!). I have a brother who varies between nice and annoying.”

Read More
Lethal Silence – Kevin Lic

Lethal Silence – Kevin Lic

10 Jun 2012

In his own words: “My name is Kevin Lic and I am a twelve-year-old boy in class 5/6A. I go to Alexandria Park Community School to learn. I enjoy English very much and spending my limited free time at home. I dislike maths (even though I am very good at it). I enjoy writing stories because it is very fun and peaceful and because it helps with my English.”

Read More
Lethal Silence – Minudi De Zoy

Lethal Silence – Minudi De Zoy

10 Jun 2012

In her own words: “Hi. As you already know, my name is Minudi De Zoysa. I am an average eleven-year-old from the twenty-first century. I was lucky enough to be one of the children included in the Pop-up Story Factory writing workshops. Anyway, I was born in 2000. I have a fourteen-year-old brother who loves games and a lovely mother and father. I LOVE MY FAMILY!!!! I do not know where I would be without them. And that’s a little about me for you to know.”

Read More
Lethal Silence – Dolly Li

Lethal Silence – Dolly Li

10 Jun 2012

Dolly came with her class to a writing workshop in July 2011. The class wrote the beginning of Lethal Silence together (in italics below), then finished it on their own. Dolly’s story was published in I Met a Martian and Other Stories, the Sydney Story Factory’s first official anthology.

Read More
Lethal Silence – Ada Fang

Lethal Silence – Ada Fang

10 Jun 2012

In her own words: “‘My name is Ada Fang. My family consists of a Martian-like sister, caring mother, nerdy dad and a crazy dog. I love reading on the weekends in bed when it’s cold and raining outside and my dog Bibi is sleeping at the end of the bed. I also like reading late at night with a torch on.

Read More
Lethal Silence – Andrew Stevenson

Lethal Silence – Andrew Stevenson

10 Jun 2012

In his own words: “‘What up gee! My name is Andrew Stevenson but you can call me Awesome for short. Now getting to the boring bit, there are a few things you have to know about me. I have a sister that probably comes from Mars as well as a mum and dad. I like to read crime and action books. My hobbies are basketball, table tennis and tennis.”

Read More
Lethal Silence – Finn Hempstead

Lethal Silence – Finn Hempstead

10 Jun 2012

Finn came with his class to a writing workshop in July 2011. The class wrote the beginning of Lethal Silence together (in italics below), then finished it on their own.Finn’s story was published in I Met a Martian and Other Stories, the Sydney Story Factory’s first official anthology.

Read More
KIDULTS OF THE WORLD

KIDULTS OF THE WORLD

08 Jun 2012

Read not one, but two editions of this exciting new student publication, written and illustrated by the students of Tempe Public in Term 3, 2011.

Read More
THE HAUNTED NEWS

THE HAUNTED NEWS

06 Jun 2012

This is ‘the hottest and the most dangerous news’, as written by the students at Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Term 4, 2011. Don’t forget to watch the bonus behind-the-scenes DVD!

Read More

THE NIGHT MISS MARS LOVED

05 Jun 2012

Miss Mars came to earth with her cat Windy. They landed at Mt Carmel. Windy thought Earth isn’t smelly ENOUGH! I would like more smells. I like smells such as wee, poopand trash cans. Miss Mars thought Eww! What are they wearing! Miss Mars was walking down the hall and she screamed with joy because she saw a Justin Bieber poster that said:

Read More
MARTIAN HOLIDAY

MARTIAN HOLIDAY

03 Jun 2012

Once upon a time there was an Alien from Mars. His name was Gloopy Jelly Ambassador. He travelled around the galaxy giving earthlings and others the opportunity to come to Mars to holiday and also to talk to Martians.

Read More
THE AMAZING ADVENTURE

THE AMAZING ADVENTURE

01 Jun 2012

It’s almost the end of the school day, and some of the Mount Carmel school kids are in the library doing their homework. Suddenly, the room starts shaking and a big alien drops out of the sky. His name is Googoogaga. He has a big long nose and 800 eyes, some on his arms.

Read More