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Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess took time out this week to be interviewed by young writers taking part in the Sydney Story Factorys literacy course based in Redfern.

Students from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Waterloo, were given the chance to become editors of TimeOut Magazine for a day and conduct an interview with a person of their own nomination, with Burgess the unanimous choice.

Souths Cares and the Rabbitohs organised the interview opportunity, with Burgess gladly taking the time to meet with the students to answer all of their questions.

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sydney Story Factory, Catherine Keenan, was proud of the way her students were inspired by the course and managed to grow.

"Our students were really excited to have their work published in TimeOut, said Keenan.

They stretched themselves even further than they usually do, and the stories they wrote are a great testament to their imagination and determination."

The Sydney Story Factory is a not-for-profit creative writing centre for young people, whos trained volunteer tutors offer help to write stories of all kinds. Programs target marginalised young people, and those from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds, but are open to everyone.

Programs are run for upper-primary and high-school students who have learnt the basics of writing. And focus on developing students use of expressive language and improve their ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings.

All programs are project based, with every student walking away with a published piece of work.
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