School Story Competition Winners Announced
After almost 2000 schoolchildren in southeast Queensland attended the recent Ridley Polocrosse World Cup, dozens put pen to paper for a story competition, which closed on Friday 25 May.
Most of the entries came from students in grades four and five in the Warwick and Stanthorpe area, a number included drawings or photographs with their word processed narrative.
World Cup Treasurer and co-ordinator of the schools programme Mrs Robyn Fraser announced the results this week.
"The standard of entries was exceptionally high and we've awarded prizes in these four categories, with two of the winners coming from one school:
- Most Comprehensive report - Rachel Bau, Year 4, St Joseph's Primary School, Stanthorpe.
- Most Enthusiastic report - Zoe Mckavanagh, Year 5, Glennie Heights State School, Warwick.
- Best Picture story - Eli Lacey, Year 4, St Joseph's Primary School, Stanthorpe.
- Best Presented story - Hayley Millard, Year 5, St Mary's School, Warwick.
"In reading the reports, it's obvious that the children really enjoyed their day out. The older children in particular appreciated the fact that world class sporting events don't come into their backyard very often.
"For some it was the first time they had seen polocrosse played and they were thrilled by the action. I'd like to think we might have some possible recruits into junior Polocrosse!" Mrs Fraser added.
Mrs Fraser commended St Josephs for the quantity and quality of their entries. She said a similar effort in 2003 saw them win a story competition prize after the first Polocrosse World Cup.
For the winners, their schools will receive commemorative resources for their library. Glennie Heights and St Mary's will each receive a high quality glossy book "Polocrosse: Australian Made, Internationally Played". Having won the book in the story competition in 2003, St Joseph's School will this year receive a DVD of the World Cup Highlights.
Mrs Fraser thanked the school teachers for their enthusiasm in organising the excursion and for co-ordinating entries into the story competition.