In the first week of June, MRPS students were treated to a sneak peek of what would be presented at the official annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Ms Jolly organised a range of presenters who came to our school and shared the experience of writing with our students. The presentations were arranged in year levels to suit the range of ages in our audiences and here are some of the highlights.
Josh Langley shared the power of positive thinking with students in Years 3 and 4 with his book “Being You is Enough and other important stuff”. Students enjoyed his humour and rose to the challenge when he asked them to show their creativity and invent something and talk about it. Some of his key messages were:
You are allowed to make mistakes; Be grateful for good things in your life; Honesty is most important…as is feeling good about yourself.
Dr Brian Grieg shared amazing accounts of his work with dangerous animals all around the world. He shared facts and interesting information, inspiring the Year 6 audience to ask insightful questions.
Sally Fawcett visited our excited Kindergarten classrooms to share her book, What Could it Be? Students listened attentively to the story and then participated in developing their own shape pictures linked to the different shapes the book explored.
Louise Park captivated children in Pre-primary, Year One and Year Two with readings from her very popular series, Zac Power and Boy Vs Beast. Louise shared with students how she developed the ideas for her books. The students had opportunities to animate the stories engaging in movement activities.
Everyone enjoyed the opportunity of listening to passionate writers talking about their craft and a big thank you to Ms Jolly for organising the event to run so smoothly.
Written by Tiffany Jolly; Photos by Tiffany Jolly and D. Veary; Posted by D.Veary