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Fabish was a handsome grey racehorse. In his racing days, he wasn’t the fastest horse, but he always tried his hardest. And when he retired, Fabish took care of the yearlings in a paddock far away from the training track. Fabish showed the flighty young horses what was expected of a racehorse.
One hot summer day, a wild wind blew up and the yearlings were restless. Then Fabish smelled smoke. Fire was coming, fast. The trainer threw open the gate and said, ‘Go now!’ Fabish neighed to the young ones and they galloped away. All through the night, the fire raged and the trainer battled to save the racehorses in the stables.
But what would become of Fabish and the yearlings? Could he save them from the firestorm?
|Data Projector, whiteboard, pens, pencils. Neridah's presentation is a Powerpoint file on a Mac and she will send this file the week before the visit to make sure it works on the school system. Neridah also brings a USB stick and a Mac Lap top with various connections. Neridah brings copies of the Poetry template for the children to write on.|
History, Australian Rules Football and ‘A Sense of Belonging’. This session describes the process used to research and write ‘Shoulder to Shoulder.’ It’s the last stand for the ‘Machine Team’, the famous Collingwood Football team who won a record four premierships in a row from 1927 to the 1930, a remarkable record that remains unbroken […]
This is an interactive session where I explain the story of Ponkidoodle and the writing and publishing process. Topics Covered Who is Ponkidoodle? What does Ponkidoodle do? Where do I get my ideas from? How did I write Ponkidoodle? How did we design the Ponkidoodle book? How did I publish Ponkidoodle? There are twelve literacy […]
Australian History, Indigenous Australian History and Sport This session describes the process used to research and write ‘Knockabout Cricket’ Topics Covered Listening out for interesting stories How to do historical research? Pastoral Stations in Victoria Aboriginal Tribes of Victoria The first Aboriginal Cricket Team to tour England What was so special about Johnny Mullagh? Social […]
Australian History, Indigenous Australian History and Sport This session describes the process used to research and write the ‘Kick it to Me!’ Topics Covered Listening out for interesting stories How to do historical research What was so special about Tom Wills? What is Marn Grook? What makes Australian Rules Football important? There are ten literacy […]
This session will cover all the books I’ve written, covering how I go about writing fiction, faction, non-fiction narrative and non-fiction. Topics Covered Listening out for interesting stories How to do historical research How I like to write: plot, structure, language, characterisation, story design Writing tips There are two writing exercises we will do together: […]
This session will cover the work of great Australian Poets, historical and contemporary, and will involve a poetry workshop, aiming to teach the children free verse poetry. Topics covered How I like to write poetry: Free Verse Overview of Famous Australian Children’s Poets Structure of Poetry The business of collecting of words Paring language back […]
History, Australian Rules Football and ‘A Sense of Belonging’ This session describes the process used to research and write ‘Side by Side.’ This is a story about a family set in 1916, who follow the high and lows of the Collingwood Football Club. This experience gives them a sense of belonging in a socially and […]