Rail Safety Week Primary Schools Competition Winners Announced
Congratulations to all 219 students from all over Australia who entered TrackSAFE’s Rail Safety Week Primary Schools Competition. Students were tasked with writing and illustrating a picture book about a safe rail journey.
Foundation to Year 2 category – ‘Tommy Turtle’s Train Troubles’
Written and illustrated by Mia, Joel and Taye of St Joseph’s Primary School, Hillston NSW
Year 3 to Year 6 category – ‘The Best Excursion Ever’
Written and illustrated by Kenneth and Abbie of Norwood Primary School, Launceston, Tasmania
There were so many entries which had imaginative and creative story lines and colourful and original artwork to accompany the text. It was very clear that all students put a lot of effort into creating their stories and learned a great deal about planning, writing, illustrating, finishing a task and most importantly, rail safety! We’d like to send a huge shout out to the teachers who guided their students through the task – well done on a mammoth effort.
TrackSAFE would like to especially thank the volunteer judging panel consisting of Marie Alafaci – children’s book author, Shane McG – children’s book illustrator and Dr Tim Kuypers – TrackSAFE Foundation Director who worked tirelessly to read through every entry and mark them against the judging criteria.
TrackSAFE would like to congratulate the winning students on their fantastic achievement in working together as a team to write and illustrate such wonderful picture books about a safe rail journey. TrackSAFE are looking forward to producing the stories into actual books and delivering the prizes to the entrants, teachers and schools.