Creative Writing #12: An African Storybook Project report back from Princess Primary School in Roodepoort

Thank you so much to those who are sending in their stories about how their writing is going for the African Storybook Project. This is a fantastic project for Grades 1-3 children in Africa where the plan is to create an awesome website of stories that teachers and their classes around Africa can use. The blog post that gives more information about this project is: There’s still time to submit a story suitable for a Grade 3 reader for the African Storybook project. Join us!

The story in this post comes from Princess Primary School in Roodepoort where Eden Daniels teachers Grade 7. Listen to what she has to say:

“I am Eden Daniels,the Grade 7 English teacher at Princess Primary School in Roodepoort.

Eden Daniels from Princess Primary School in Roodepoort

When I first read of this amazing project I thought of incorporating  it into my Creative Writing Assignment for Term 3.The learners first wrote their stories in their Classwork books then transferred it to the computers in the computer centre.I had never seen kids so excited about a project before.They actually begged to remain in the computer centre  during breaks and after school.


We don’t have an ICT  teacher at our school any more so I don’t have help at school. The 4 week course really helped.The free image websites really assisted the kids. I downloaded many pictures according to the children’s requests as most of them are underprivileged and do not have computers at home.These pictures were then copied onto the computers for them to pick and choose from.Some of them brought their own pictures and others submitted drawings.”


Thank you so much for this wonderful report back Eden. I am thrilled to hear how the class enjoyed writing.

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