Youth Week Writing Competition - Bent not Broken


Georges River Grammar students have scored a trifecta in the Canterbury-Bankstown Youth Week Writing Competition. This year, four of the five finalists are students of the school and each student is a major prizewinner!

  • 1st place - Donna Wilson (Year 11)
  • 2nd place - Christine Wu (Year 11)
  • Equal 3rd place - Seini Fuko (Year 11) and Anneliese Joy (Year 7)

The students’ stories and poems have been published in a literary anthology representing South-Western Sydney called ‘Bent not Broken: Ten Years of Creative Writing from Canterbury-Bankstown’. ‘Bent not Broken’ features 42 winning entries of the past 10 years. Students of Georges River Grammar contributed 12 of these winning stories and poems, a reflection of their talent and love of writing.

Georges River Grammar have supported this local writing competition since its inception. “It is a testament to the community spirit of our students that they participate in this Youth Week writing competition in such high numbers. Every year over the past decade, several students have been selected as finalists or major prize winners. ‘Bent not Broken’ is a showcase of the unique perspectives and voices of South-Western Sydney’s youth; a representation and celebration of both culture and identity,” said Ms Louella Grech, English Teacher.

Mrs Charet, the school principal proudly added “Georges River Grammar continually fosters strong links with the local community through this writing competition as well as assisting the elderly at Tech Savy Seniors, committed students undertaking Duke of Edinburgh, students annually volunteering to the SES, students working with the disabled at George Bass and donating blood regularly at the Red Cross.  We are so proud of the contribution that our students make to the wider community.  Doing this work creates citizens who are positive contributors to our society.”