Fathers' Day Stories by children

Hey kids,

As National Child Protection Week kicks off on Father’s Day (Sunday 2 Septmeber), we’re inviting children and young people to contribute stories about male adults who play a positive role in your life. He could be your dad, grandfather, uncle or someone else like a coach, teacher, or friend.

Your story will be sent to your local newspaper – which will publish the story wherever possible - so we also need a photograph of the two of you participating in an activity you enjoy together.

Please use the following questions as a guide; however, you don't have to answer all of them - and you might want to add some of your own. You may even like to ‘interview’ your male role model and ask him about who was important in his life when he was growing up.

Checklist:

-       we need at least 200-400 words for each story
-       attach a photograph of you both, enjoying time together
-       fill in the contact details
-       have the adults fill in the permission questions

Adults, feel free to help younger children with this activity by typing their responses for them. Or they can write their own story and email to contact@napcan.org.au. Whatever is easier for you. Siblings may like to do a story together if they like. 

The main aim is that we hear real stories from children!

Note: Depending on the number of stories in your local area, we may not be able to publish all contributions, but we will definitely try!

If you have questions, please phone Helen on 0410 541997. Or find out more on our website. 

DEADLINE: Wednesday 15 August 2018

Q1. Who is your story about and why is he special to you. Make sure you include his name and his relationship to you (e.g. dad, uncle, coach, teacher). (50-100 words)

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* 1. Q1. Who is your story about and why is he special to you. Make sure you include his name and his relationship to you (e.g. dad, uncle, coach, teacher). (50-100 words)

Q2. What do you most appreciate about the time you spend together? Describe activities or conversations that you enjoy together. (50-100 words)

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* 2. Q2. What do you most appreciate about the time you spend together? Describe activities or conversations that you enjoy together. (50-100 words)

Q3. What have you learned from him? What good advice has he given you? (50-100 words)

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* 3. Q3. What have you learned from him? What good advice has he given you? (50-100 words)

Q4. (Optional). Interview your male role model and ask him: What adults were important in his life when he was growing up and why?

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* 4. Q4. (Optional). Interview your male role model and ask him: What adults were important in his life when he was growing up and why?

Anything else you would like to add to your story about you and this person? Some extra info about him or you? Or some other questions that you want to add?

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* 5. Anything else you would like to add to your story about you and this person? Some extra info about him or you? Or some other questions that you want to add?

Contact details:

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* 6. Contact details:

For the article we need to have a photo of the child and adult doing something together. 

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* 7. For the article we need to have a photo of the child and adult doing something together. 

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Name of parent or guardian (if different from person being interviewed). 

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* 8. Name of parent or guardian (if different from person being interviewed). 

As the parent/guardian of the child/ren I give permission for this story and photo to be published.

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* 9. As the parent/guardian of the child/ren I give permission for this story and photo to be published.

As the adult in this story, I give permission for this story and photo to be published. 

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* 10. As the adult in this story, I give permission for this story and photo to be published. 

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