Competition ends in colourful students

A Year 5 student from St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary Auburn South has used his storytelling skills to win a national award – and has shared his prize with the whole school.

John Moore won Smiggle’s ‘Back to School’ holiday competition earlier this year after submitting a drawing and caption about his dreams of being a famous comic artist and writer.

John Moore, winner of the ‘Back to School’ Smiggles competition

His entry was chosen as one of the best in Australia and he won a $2000 school prize pack, which he spent buying every student in the school a packet of coloured pencils.

Principal Gai Melville praised John’s generous choice to share his prize.

“John’s a passionate and creative student ¬– the whole school cheered and were proud of him.”

Librarian Caroline Parosi said the award didn’t come as a surprise to John’s teachers.

“Whenever I see John he has a book in his hand. Without a doubt he’ll be an author one day,” she said.

John likes to draw and write on his iPad using the Book Creator app, and has already completed 55 pages of his graphic novel The Drawings that Came to Life.

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