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Halloween thriller


The horrors of Halloween have come to life in a book produced by Year 5 Blackfriars student Oscar Bourner.  

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As part of the learning enrichment program, Oscar has been honing his literacy skills to produce his own picture book about a birthday party that takes place during Halloween. Plenty of spooky mishaps ensue throughout the party, making it a real page-turner!

Principal Simon Cobiac congratulated Oscar on his excellent work, saying the book was indeed very spooky and that he was impressed that Blackfriars could get an advance copy ahead of Oscar’s inevitable publishing deal.

“The story is very well constructed and I also love the simple but effective illustrations,” said Mr Cobiac.

The college’s library team loved the book so much that after its release it received top billing in the library catalogue.

“It’s great to have Oscar’s story in the catalogue now; it’s got its own barcode and is available for all students to come in and borrow, read and take inspiration from,” said teacher librarian Jacquie McEvoy.

Learning Enrichment ESO Jez Bonig said seeing Oscar’s enthusiasm and hard work on the project had been amazing.

“I’ve known Oscar since before he started Reception, when he attended our summer OSHC program. It’s been wonderful to see him so engaged in this project – so much so that he’s thinking about writing a sequel!”

When asked what the best part of the book writing process was, Oscar and Jez agreed that it was the brainstorming at the beginning – coming up with countless silly ideas and slowly refining them to find the final story.


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