Ocean’s Treasure

by JahzieL, Story Factory


The Story Factory knows that stories have the power to change lives. Research shows that quality arts-based learning significantly improves social and emotional wellbeing. Their storytelling workshops have been designed by creative writing and literacy experts to build literacy, confidence, and creativity: essential skills young people need to shape their future. Find more student writing here and read on for an original piece by one of the Story Factory’s youth writers, Jahziel.

Ocean’s Treasure

Shiny white marble, changing colour in the sun.

Bright star making me feel special.

Swimming off a Cook Island beach. Rarotonga.

And I discovered a white pearl.

I return the pearl to where it belongs. To share its beauty.

I was the chosen one and I felt rich.

— Jahziel