A class full of authors

CLASS PROJECT: Katherine South school authors Brooke Woodhill, Haylee Shipway and Jamie Burden.

CLASS PROJECT: Katherine South school authors Brooke Woodhill, Haylee Shipway and Jamie Burden.

Katherine South Primary School has more budding authors than you could poke a library at.

Students from Years 3 and 4 launched a book last week all about Australian animals.

All the students contributed a page to the book, sure to be treasured by parents, friends and readers at school and Katherine libraries.

Class teacher Haylee Shipway said it was all about a student based learning approach.

“Rather than teachers sitting out the front telling them what to do, it is about them finding out for themselves,” she said.

Students had to select their own Australian native animal to write about and illustrate.

Brooke Woodhill, 9, chose a Tawny Frogmouth which she has seen near her home.

“I wanted to learn more about them,” Brooke said.

Jamie Burden, 9, chose the Rainbow Lorikeet, which she also watches sometimes at home.

“They are so nice and colourful,” she said.