Story Sports

November 05, 2018

On Monday afternoon, Bethany competed in the Ipswich District Story Sports™ Competition with popular author, Brian Falkner. This competition was held at the Ipswich Library Auditorium and was jointly hosted by the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network (IDTL) and the Ipswich Library. Our team was one of six teams competing in our heat. The other teams were from Ipswich Junior Grammar School, Immaculate Heart Primary School (x2) and Walloon State School (x2).

Our team, Bethany Boulders was captained by Erin, who was supported by fellow team mates Anisa, Joel and Levi. The team won the afternoon’s competition in a nail-biter, tie-breaking round against a team from Walloon State School after finishing equal first and will go on to represent Bethany in the Final next Wednesday 14 November. The team performed consistently well and did themselves and the school proud. We wish Erin, Anisa, Joel and Levi all the best next week.

Story Sports™ takes the concept of a writing workshop and turns it into a competitive sport. It's a little like theatre sports, except that the emphasis is on writing skills. Students compete in quick-fire games that test their creativity, imagination, and story-writing skills to win prizes. Audience members were also invited to participate in some fun games, with prizes, while the teams were working on their answers.

Michelle Witheyman-Crump


Posted on November 27, 2018