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AT MOREE WITH MY FAMILY

AT MOREE WITH MY FAMILY

10 Jul 2012

This beautiful story about cockatoos is based on a personal memory. Kiara Green says: I am eight years old and in year three. I like creative writing, art and football, which I play with my family. I love spending time with them.

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We’re opening!

We’re opening!

09 Jul 2012

On July 21 we will be officially opened by Her Excellency, The Governor of NSW, Professor Marie Bashir. We have one class that starts before that – see the post...

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Mischievous Mars Makers

Mischievous Mars Makers

09 Jul 2012

We are thrilled to announce that the first edition of Mischievous Mars Makers, a newspaper by the intrepid reporters of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, in Waterloo, has hit newstands. Created...

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So, you want to make an animated film?

So, you want to make an animated film?

08 Jul 2012

Calling all budding film-makers! Here’s your chance to script and make your very own short animated film. It’s a joint program with the Museum of Contemporary Art, and we’ll make...

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Meet our storytelling team!

Meet our storytelling team!

05 Jul 2012

We are thrilled to announce that our new Storyteller-in-Chief is Richard Short. Richard has been teaching English at Cabramatta High School for the past five years, and has some wonderful...

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The Magical Candle

The Magical Candle

01 Jul 2012

Read George’s moving story about visiting his father’s grave, written in term 1, 2012, at an after-school class.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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