360° Virtual Tour Paul Jennings: UNREAL!

Take a 360° virtual tour of the Paul Jennings: UNREAL! Exhibition. (Re)discover the magical, imaginary, immersive world expressed through Paul’s writing, characters and themes. This online exhibition also includes original works from illustrators he has collaborated with over the years.

Just Like Jennings! Kids Short Story Competition 

Do you love writing? Why not use Paul Jennings’ short stories and novels as inspiration and enter our short story competition! Here’s your challenge: 

Write a fictional short story using a small seed of truth from your life. Read these writing tips from Paul Jennings, there are lots of fantastic hints and tricks to make your work stand out! And don’t forget to plan and draft your story! 

This competition is for children aged 9 to 13 years, with story entries between 500 and 1000 words in length. The Just Like Jennings! Kids Short Story Competition runs from now until Wednesday 2 December 2020

How to enter: 

Make sure you are a member of Newcastle Libraries. If you are not, you can join online here.

Complete the online entry form and include your completed short story. Make sure you include all contact information, consent from your parent or guardian, declaration of ALL MY OWN WORK and upload your story. If you would prefer to lodge a hard copy, you can drop it off at one of our branch libraries. Please include the entry form.   

If you have any questions about how to enter, call 02 4985 6681.  

Entries will be shortlisted and reviewed by a judging panel of local authors who will award one winner and one runner up. Winners will receive a Paul Jennings book packs.

Printable family activity booklet
Paul Jennings: UNREAL! Family Activity Booklet: While taking your 360° tour of Paul Jennings: UNREAL!, why don’t you download, print and get creative with this Family Activity Booklet produced by Warrnambool Art Gallery? Design your own book cover, craft a boat from things at home or dream up your very own story!

School Learning Resources

Many schools were booked to attend the Paul Jennings: UNREAL! Exhibition and Library led education programs. In lieu of excursions, we have created three PDF Learning Resources with information for teachers, links to online content for staff and students as well as activities students can complete in the classroom or at home.