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John Sinclair’s children’s stories always carry a message and this one is no different – with the story of some suburban ants that plan their escape to Fraser Island. Suitable for children or adults (who will also get some fun out of the story), you should approach it with ANT-ICIPATION!
To download John’s story, please click here: Stowaway Antics
Wilfie and his Scout Patrol found a wonderful project for their Bob-a-Job week to raise money for their Scout group. An old man had offered to give the patrol 50 cents for every woody weed they removed from his valley on Fraser Island but only as long as they removed every single one. Wilfie and his patrol didn’t mind because there were hundreds of woody weeds and they expected to make a lot of money. Besides it would give them a chance to spend more time on beautiful Fraser Island. Even Wilfie’s dad was happy to help take the patrol over and do a spot of fishing while he was there.
Despite being the very best mates, Jacob Jones and Herbert Hancock were fiercely competitive. These two ten-year-olds challenged each other to see who could get the best marks in every subject at school, and who was the best athlete, who scored the most runs in cricket or who had the best computer game score. Life was an endless competition between these two friends. The competition was good for both of them because they were so evenly matched in both scholastic and sporting ability and the competition helped both of them improve their achievements. (more…)