Franklin young writers selected for book

Glenbrookprincipal LysandraStuart with AntoineAshman and Barfootand Thompson Waiukumanager DeborahAndrew.

Glenbrookprincipal LysandraStuart with AntoineAshman and Barfootand Thompson Waiukumanager DeborahAndrew.

From almost 1100 entries for this year’s Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge, two of the eight winners selected come from Franklin schools.
Antoine Ashman from Glenbrook School and Ben Davies from Patumahoe School were selected when judging concluded recently, and their stories will become part of the published and illustrated book. The book is sold to raise money for Starship Foundation and the Magic of Reading programme, and is also given to youngsters at Starship Hospital. The project has seen over 75,000 books given to young patients since 2008 and over $150,000 has been raised for Starship since that time.
Patumahoe School’sBen Davies

Patumahoe School’sBen Davies

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