Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy this award-winning tale

You might remember Year 11 writer Sydney Brandolino from earlier this year, when she had her original story It’s Only Natural  – about gene-edited children – included in the Young NZ Writers 2021 Anthology, following her success in the Write Off Line competition

Well, success didn’t end there for Sydney, who has now placed 1st in the 2021 NZATE Youth Writing Competition, Years 10-11 category. Sydney wrote a beautiful piece titled While the Kettle’s on. It’s a brilliant, clever little read, which you can enjoy for yourself by clicking HERE.

There were nearly 7000 entries in this year’s competition, which gave writers only 300 words to tell their story. Well done Sydney on another tremendous effort!