Year 5 student Zara Greenwood plans her poems as she falls asleep, then writes them in the shade of a tree.
Zara is a prolific writer having already filled seven journals with her poetry and prose. She started the first journal in Year 1.
Her passion for writing inspired her to write a poem about Mary Mackillop to celebrate St Mary of the Cross’ feast day on 8 August.
“We thought it was very clever and detailed Mary’s life beautifully,” said her teacher at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary School Randwick, Gemma Death.
“I entered one competition with a poem about my favourite necklace – I lost that necklace unfortunately,”
Her favourite place to write was in a massive jacaranda tree in her backyard, but it’s been cut down for renovations, so now she sits and writes in the shade of a tree at an oval while her brothers are playing soccer.
Zara dreams of being an author, a doctor or a vet.