From William Roberts, Head of Library Services
The Edmund Rice Centre (ERC) runs a writing competition with the aim of inspiring students to be social justice advocates via providing a platform to improve their writing and have a voice on issues that matter.
The brief was to write a creative piece on topics such as homelessness, climate change and Indigenous disadvantage. It was open to all secondary schools with entries submitted from all over NSW along with international submissions.
Coen Finati (Year 12) won the Senior division of Edmund Rice Centre’s Writing Prize. Coen wrote a creative short story on the topic of the Stolen Generation inspired by a speech Mr Evans gave at a College assembly.
Cjuba Lord (Year 8) was Highly Commended for his story on the role mental illness can play in Homelessness.
Support of the ERC writing competition was a very rewarding collaboration between the library, literacy classes, English classes, Geraldine Cullen in social justice and John McCoy via the College’s House system.
John promoted this event heavily by encouraging boys to write during dedicated House activity times and receive House points. This was supported in literacy classes by the library and our Literacy Coordinator.
We look forward to supporting this event in future years and we encourage your sons to participate in future competitions.