Hunt on for the golden feather

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Ruby Allen, 3, at Port Hedland Library- where the competition is currently running.
Camera IconRuby Allen, 3, at Port Hedland Library- where the competition is currently running. Credit: Picture: Sophia Constantine, Sophia Constantine.

Pilbara children are being invited to join in the search for one of five golden feathers hidden across several local libraries.

The Golden Feather Hunt is a competition which asks libraries to hide a golden feather in a book.

Port and South Hedland, Marble Bar, Newman, and Nullagine are holding The Golden Feather Treasure Hunt between March 1 and May 9.

The hunt is an initiative designed to engage local young people with reading and storytelling.

The competition is being held in the lead-up to Scribblers Festival, a new children’s festival which aims to celebrate storytelling.

Major prizes are up for grabs for children who find the feather, including a customised book package, an iPad, two nights stay in a local hotel, and a VIP pass to attend the inaugural festival in Perth.

Scribblers Festival director Katherine Dorrington said it was fantastic to see so many regional libraries participating.

She said the initiative provided children and families in regional communities the chance to take part and encouraged young people to read more.

“We’re really excited to bring the Golden Feather Hunt to kids all over Western Australia as part of the festival,” she said.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun- and a great adventure.”

The Scribblers Festival will be held from Wednesday, May 9-13 at FORM’s project space, The Goods Shed in Claremont.

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