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2nd time lucky for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014

2nd time lucky for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014

I am very happy to announce that I have come 3nd this year for the Randwick City Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014. This is the second time I have placed in this prestigious competition against hundreds of great young writers. I blogged my prior success in 2012. This year as soon as we got home…

Poem: Where the Land Meets the Sea

Poem: Where the Land Meets the Sea

This year, I decided to enter the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Award 2014 again. This is my second time entering a poem the competition and after my unexpected win in year 5, I doubt I’ll be second time lucky! Despite this, I’ve again tried my best to create a great poem. This years rules were that…

Make Every Post Count

Make Every Post Count

I wrote this speech for my Year 7 English assessment at school. It was worth 25% of my grade. It was well received by the students. I couldn’t record it at school, but this is the practice I did before.

Our Warheads advertisement – A warzone in your mouth

Our Warheads advertisement – A warzone in your mouth

My Music Assessment for Year 7 is done. We had a music assignment to make a jingle and an ad for a product of our choice. This was the first time I was wholly behind the camera and I enjoyed filming and directing. I worked with Tilly Francis, Gemma Mazzola and Stella Wailes and our…

What Matters – Searching the Ocean or Reinventing the Black Box?

What Matters – Searching the Ocean or Reinventing the Black Box?

Last week I entered a writing competition. I love English and my school encouraged all students to enter the Whitlam Institute’s “What Matters” Writing competition. This blog post is my entry (it is actually a longer version than what I entered into the competition). I found cutting my document down to fit in the 600…

After MH370, when will they listen to Captain De Crespigny’s warning?

After MH370, when will they listen to Captain De Crespigny’s warning?

“They are going to have to rethink the logic of how they keep the flight recorder going.” Captain De Crespigny’s prophetic warning 2 years before MH 370. (See  5:02 in above YouTube video) I interviewed Australia’s most famous pilot, Captain Richard De Crespigny 2 years ago in 2012. In that youtube interview he said that the…

Year 7: My First Term at St Vincent’s College

Year 7: My First Term at St Vincent’s College

I have just finished my first term of high school at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point, Sydney. It is known as SVC or Vinnies. St Vincent’s College is definitely a place that you feel the proud traditions and rich history. I want to tell you how my first term has been and later you can compare with a letter…

Perfect Match

Perfect Match

I spent the Easter break at a farm in Scone near to where my dad grew up. One night we had the biggest bonfire ever. It was at least 6 metres tall. After letting it burn for 3 hours we came back to a much smaller, but still roaring fire. It was a great night…

It’s Official! The David Warren Building Opens

It’s Official! The David Warren Building Opens

Today on a beautiful day in Canberra, Tuesday the 25th March, 2014, Dr David Warren was recognised by the Canberra Airport! It was so fulfilling seeing the first recognition of David Warren in our nations capital, Canberra. Thank you Stephen Bryon for taking this step and I liked your speech today. Up until now only…

Happy Birthday David Warren

Happy Birthday David Warren

Yesterday was Dr David Warren’s birthday. He was born on the 20 March 1925, so he would have been 89 if he was alive today. He would be very concerned about the still unresolved Malaysia Airlines MH370 as it enters its third week without answers. On the other hand I think he would be very…