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Story SportsWinners from 2016

Looking for a new way to engage and challenge your students in Term 4?

Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network and Ipswich Libraries invite schools to participate in the annual Ipswich Story Sports™ Competition with popular author Brian Falkner.  
The winning team in each heat will go on to represent their school in the Ipswich Story Sports™ Cup.

Heat Dates:      Monday 6 November – Tuesday 7 November 2017
Heat Times:    9.45 am – 11.15 am or 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Final Date:       Wednesday 15 November 2017, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Book Here and indicate which heat you would like to take part in.

What is it?

Story Sports™ takes the concept of a writing workshop and turns it into a competitive sport.
It's a little like theatre sports, except that the emphasis is on writing skills. Students compete in quick-fire games that test their creativity, imagination, and story-writing skills to win prizes.


•    Story Sports™ teams have three to four members from Year 5-6 classes.
•    A maximum of five teams will compete in each heat.
•    Spectators are welcome!
•    Teams elect a captain to be the main presenter of the team’s answers.  
•    All team members will be encouraged to present the answer for at least one round.
•    Brian will act as commentator and referee, scoring the results as the game progresses.

Audience participation

Schools are invited to bring additional students to support their team.  Audience members will participate in some simple and fun literary quizzes, with prizes, while the teams are working on their writing challenges.

Take it for a test run

There is no preparation required however Ipswich Libraries has a number of staff skilled in running workshops designed to introduce the Story Sports™ format to students.  To organise a visit to your school in the Ipswich region book online  or contact the Young People’s Librarian on 3810 6756.

More about Story Sports™ http://www.brianfalkner.com/storysports.asp

Event Details

Date: NOV 6, 2017

Time: 9:45 - 11:15 or 12:00 - 2:00pm daily

Venue: Ipswich Central Library - Barry Jones Auditorium


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