Poppins story still inspiring

PAMELA Travers continues to inspire children with her whimsical tale of an outrageous nanny more than 100 years after the Mary Poppins author was born in Maryborough.

The annual Mary Poppins literary and art competition honours the famous author and is all about getting imaginations working overtime.

Fraser Coast students showed just how creative they were in the 2010 awards.

Dozens of entries were received and winners were presented with their awards this week by Fraser Coast Chronicle general manager Jonathan Steel.

“It was fantastic to see so many entries from children into this competition, particularly Brooweena State School,” Mr Steel said.

“The proud tradition of children's creative writing that began with PL Travers is upheld by these awards and is testament to the great work of the Proud Marys, Anne Miller and her team.”

Organiser Anne Miller said she was particularly impressed with the number of entries in the primary category.

Maryborough Special School and Brooweena State School were each awarded an Encouragement Award for their efforts.

Brooweena State School teacher Tanya Jensen said the children looked forward to the awards every year.

“Our students came second and third in the literary competition and the school got an encouragement award,” she said.

“The entries were of a very high quality.

“We try to enter as many competitions as we can to showcase how well our students are doing.”

MARY POPPINS AWARD WINNERS

Literary Primary

Summer Barr, Kawungan State School, “Not Again”

Sam Rogers, Brooweena State School, “Sting the Wasp King”

Joshua Irvine, Brooweena State School, “Tiny and the Crocodile”

Literary Secondary

Alex Kunst, St Mary's College, “There is no hate only love of music”

Elissa Walker, “Teddy bears on a mission”

Kate Jorgensen, “Make a wish”

Art

Luke Stronach

Nicole Rach

Encouragement Awards

Brooweena SS and Maryborough Special School



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