Junior Almanac

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Welcome to the Junior Almanac.

We’d love to publish your stories – about anything.


School Visits – The Almanac community includes many established writers, artists, musicians, comedians, thinkers, historians, journalists, broadcasters, film-makers, a mathematician or two, spin doctors, a couple of meteorologists and many others. You are welcome to dip into this pool of talent and pluck out someone to visit your school or organisation. To find out more click here.

Almanac Junior Footy: Looking for three footballers to play with Fitzroy Under 10-S

Fitzroy Under 9-S (about to become Under 10-S we hope) is one of the great footy teams on the planet. However, to guarantee we remain together, we need three more players. John Harms is helping with the recruiting.

Almanac Spelling: The top ten phonetic spellings from a prep student in 2016 (all from Evie aged 5)

You have to love the creative five year old mind.

Almanac Cricket: WHAT. A. GAME!

In a rollicking piece from Oscar Bourke, his team of intrepid cricketers overcome a batting collapse (with Oscar playing a huge part) to defeat Heathmont in the grand final.

Almanac Basketball: The best game ever

Almanac debutant Ethan Stone had a ripper in his basketball grand final, which his team won convincingly. A great story.

Grand Final – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Tension and excitement

Joey Barnard [aged 9] relives the tension of the AFL Grand Final.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: The End of the Rivalry? Forget About It

For Geelong supporter and Junior Almanacker Ethan Munro, a win in a final against the Hawks is always a good night out.

Almanac School Visits: Northcote High School

John Harms recently hosted some writing workshops at Northcote High School. Four of the students have articles published here on Usain Bolt, Geelong v Richmond, Preston Bullants junior footy and a visit to see Chelsea play at Stamford Bridge. [Congratulations kids – you are now published writers. JTH]

Round 21 – Fremantle v Adelaide: A Classic Sunday

Aidan Hammond (age 10) paints a perfect picture of home life during the footy season, this time watching Crows v Dockers. [Great stuff Aidan – Ed]

Bye Bye Brownlow, Some News For Rory Sloane

Cub reporter Aidan Hammond brings us AFL tribunal news of Adelaide’s Rory Sloane.

Almanac Music: Hell’s Bells chime across the half forward flank

ACDC’s Hell’s Bells bobbed up in an unlikely place and was almost the highlight of the season. But there was something better. John Harms explains.