In some page-turning news, two students from All Hallows Catholic Primary School Five Dock have been shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council Awards (CBCA) 2021 Collide! book trailer Competition.

Chiara Castelvetere and Nicholas Prevezanos were shortlisted in the Years 3-4 category.

The trailers they created were about picture books Kookaburra by Claire Saxby and Not Cute by Philip Bunting, respectively. Watch them here and here.

“We’re very proud of our two students who have been very creative in their entries,” All Hallows Assistant Principal, Christine Torresan, said.

“We had a bit of a zoom celebration at the school” – Christine Torresan

In their own words
Nicholas Prevezanos

Nicholas Prevezanos.

“I chose the book Kookaburra for my book trailer as I enjoyed reading the book and wanted to share what the book was about with others,” Chiara said.

Nicholas said after reading the book Not Cute, he realised it had a very important message that really resonated with him: ‘You can’t change who you are and it doesn’t matter what others think of you, as long as you are happy with yourself.’

“I think it’s an important message for everyone; that is why I chose that book,” Nicholas said.

About Collide!

Open to students in Years 3-9, Collide! encourages students to read and improve their literacy skills while learning to produce an original one-minute book trailer from the 2021 CBCA Notables list.

Ms Torresan said the school’s teacher librarian, Sharon Seymour, encouraged students to enter this year’s competition and, based on the result, the school will definitely be entering again in 2022.

“Projects like these encourage literacy and a love of reading” – Christine Torresan

Sam Looney

Sam Looney.

“Though not shortlisted for this year’s awards, I would also like to commend Sam Looney’s amazing effort for his book trailer Bin Chicken.”

Asked about the competition, Sam said: “I loved working on my Bin Chicken trailer for the Collide! competition. I can’t wait to enter again next year.”

You can view all the shortlisted videos on the CBCA NSW website.