Orbit! Online

April 22 – May 20

We’ve partnered with The Settlement and Story Factory to bring Bridge Housing kids great activities while staying at home. We’ll be running online competitions over the next 4 weeks with great prizes up for grabs! See the competition timeline and information on how it will work pdf here (566 KB) !

Registrations have now closed. If you have registered you will be receiving an activity pack with activity booklet, craft activity, flyer with more information and pdf photo release form (53 KB) . We’re busy packing and posting these so they should be arriving soon!

Activity 4 : Create a story with two characters

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We are super excited for the final Orbit! Online activity, as we have teamed up with Story Factory. This week we are asking you to help out Russ and John, who are stuck in the internet!

To help get them out we need you write a story with two special characters and draw a picture of them meeting.

Read pdf Amber's story (1.94 MB) and pdf Mary's story (202 KB) for more ideas on how to create your own story.

For further instructions and tips on how to create your characters you’ll have to watch Russ and John here. Once you have watched the video you can start writing your story and drawing your special characters. 

To enter the final competition to win a prize and get John and Russ out of the internet send your story and drawing by Monday 18 May to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Prizes: winning entry receives a Very Busy Bag, three runner up gardens receive a $20 Cotton On voucher.

Activity end date: send photos of your story and characters by Monday 18 May to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winner announced: on our Facebook page on Friday 22 May.

To learn more about Story Factory check out the links below:

Website: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SydneyStoryFactory

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sydneystoryfactory/ and also https://www.instagram.com/storyfactorypublishing (where we publish student work)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sydstoryfactory

Participant information

Each week there will be a new activity for your kids to take part in. Information about this activity will be found here and on our Facebook page. If your kids want to enter the weekly competition, make sure to send the best photo of their art by the due date listed above.

Email the photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you’re entering for more than one child, please make sure we can depict which entry belongs to which child.

Entries will be posted each Monday on Facebook for the Bridge Housing community to vote through liking their favourite photo. The photo with the most likes will win and the winners will be announced through Facebook each Friday.

For your kids to participate in the competition, you must read, complete and email a photo of the signed pdf ORBIT Photo Release form (53 KB) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Each participant can only win the main prize once. You are still eligible to win the smaller prize each week if you have won previously.