The District is proud of a literacy tradition that began in 1985, the WORDS Writing Project. This project is is unique to Burnaby and it celebrates the best in student writing and promotes literacy in our schools.
The WORDS Writing Project invites students district-wide, from kindergarten to grade 12, to submit original stories and prose. Judges select which will be published in a limited edition anthology that is distributed to Burnaby public libraries, school libraries, teachers, the authors and their families, and our sponsors. A public celebration held in May at the Michael J Fox Theatre recognizes our young authors where each receives a certificate of achievement and a gift card. Several students are chosen to read their literacy pieces at the podium, and after the ceremony, there is a dessert reception.
For most of these young authors, the WORDS Writing Project is an introduction to the published world. Thoughtful, confident students have gone on to successful careers with many crediting their success and recognition in the WORDS Writing Project as an inspirational milestone.
Through the years, the school district has been grateful for the ongoing support of WORDS Writing Project sponsors including The Burnaby Now, Royal Printers,the Rotary Club of Burnaby and China Airlines.
Below are some of our previously published Anthologies.
Please sit back, and enjoy the words of our young authors.