The Best of WriteOn 2022 is an anthology of award-winning entries by primary school students from the annual WriteOn competition.
Using the image shown on the front cover as inspiration, students from Years 1 to 6 created a variety of imaginative responses in the form of narratives, letters, diary entries and poems. They portrayed multiple perspectives to describe experiences and emotions about topics that hold meaning for them: having fun with friends; the desire to be cared for; missing loved ones; overcoming fear; dealing with bullying; the war in Ukraine; consumerism; how it feels to be abandoned and overlooked … and the ultimate joy of finally being loved.
A frequent theme throughout much of the students’ writing in 2022 was the importance of belonging – to be wanted, accepted and valued for who we are.
This anthology is a joyful celebration of young people’s creativity and self-expression.
Teachers can use it to:
- nurture and develop imaginative writing skills
- inspire students’ love of writing
- demonstrate effective writing
- help students to explore ways of conveying experiences and ideas.