Lyndale students from the year 8 and 9 SEAL program were given an opportunity to complete a writing course with producers from the ABC’s Takeover Melbourne. Takeover Melbourne is an exciting competition from the ABC that calls for stories from high school aged students from Melbourne.

To enter students have been asked to enter true stories about themselves and what it’s like to grow up in Melbourne. Stories for this competition could be about anything they wish to share about themselves from their journey to Australia, personal challenges they have needed to overcome, interesting and unusual hobbies or personal tragedies that have made them stronger – the only stipulation was that it needed to be true.

To support the writing of their true stories a producer from the ABC and the Takeover Melbourne team visited our school on the 7th of April and ran a writing workshop – this helped our students to begin developing their ideas for the competition. With the entries closing at the end of June we look forward to seeing the completed stories and hope that one of our pupils will be a winner of the competition. Winners will get to work with ABC producers to have their story featured on the ABC, get a look behind the scenes at the ABC, have the chance to meet a bunch of interesting people and learn about how to make change in their community.

Takeover Melbourne workshop presenter working with students at Lyndale Secondary College
A picture of the students participating in the program.


  1. Excellent work guys – Congrats to Sharanky for becoming a takeover winner!

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