Competition

2010 Winners

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award
8-10 Years

Highly Commended

A Missing Piece
by Lauren Humphreys
Mount Crosby, Qld

I have a missing piece in my heart.
I'm a necklace without beads,
I'm a riddle without an answer,
I'm a bird without wings.
I have a missing piece in my heart.
How do I find it?
How do I get it back?
It's as hard as finding a needle in a haystack,
It's as hard as getting out of a maze with no exit.
I have a missing piece.

Highly Commended

Railway Man
by Georgina
Rudken
of St. Joseph's Primary School, North Ipswich, Qld

My Granpa was a railway man,
A railway man was he,
He often tells me stories,
When I sit upon his knee.

He learnt to nail the timber,
He learnt to use a saw,
He built the kind of carriages,
That people still adore.

Granpa worked right here in Ipswich,
For nearly fifty years,
He helped restore "Blue Baby",
Who always gets a cheer.

He has seen many changes,
Over all that time,
But I can. still see Granpa's trains,
Come rolling down the line.

My Granpa was a railway man,
A railway man was he,
But now he's just my Granpa,
Who makes me happy as can be.

Highly Commended

The Triathlon
by Parker Cunningham
Chapel Hill, Qld

I am in a triathlon.
I am going to win.
I dive into the ocean as the race begins.
I smell the salty sea.
I feel the cool water splash around me.
I see the other competitors and the water's edge.
I hear the crowd clapping wildly.
I taste one last gulp of water as I dash out of the swimming section and into the next stage.

I am in a triathlon.
I am going to win.
I swiftly hop on my bike and race off.
I smell the rubber tires of the other bikes around me.
I feel my aching legs as they furiously rise and fall.
I see my closest competitor up ahead.
I hear the other bikes scrape against mine.
I taste my sweat trickle down my brow as I enter the next stage.

I am in a triathlon.
I am going to win.
I hurriedly pull on my running shoes and head off.
I smell the anticipation all around me.
I feel the pressure mounting as my hopes get high.
I begin to sprint as I see the finish line.
I hear my heart pounding as I finish the race.
I taste the sweetness of victory.

I have conquered a triathlon.
I have just won.

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