“My favourite part of the afternoon was when Tony had 400 children being dancing flowers.”
-C. Morton, St Finnbarr’s. (Read the full story, care of the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival, here.)
Last week John Danalis visited us for our Book Week activities, and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for recommending him and for organising his visit. John was great, we loved having him here and so did our branch libraries. All of the comments and feedback that came out of his visit was so positive and that he was an inspiration to the children as well as the adults.
Our local paper, the Area News, did a story on John, I have attached a copy for you to look at.
Once again, thank you, we had such a great Book Week and will no doubt be in touch again next year to organise our next author visit.
-R. Cannon, Griffith City Library
We have said a huge thank you to Kevin for his time in our schools. Everyone really appreciated his enthusiasm and willingness to incorporate class themes into his workshops. The students certainly had the chance to learn new techniques and drawing skills and to appreciate the work of an illustrator.
As you know, here at Moulamein and as a learning community, we are committed to providing exceptional experiences for our students and to developing their written and visual literacy skills by exposing them to literacy in real life, where language and images are used and manipulated well by real people as part of what they do to communicate with others. Kevin’s work fitted the bill nicely and he certainly engaged a whole range of personalities and ability levels.
Thank you Simon for working so rapidly to help us meet the objectives of our project. We have been so privileged to work with Narelle Oliver and now Kevin Burgemeestre. I am very pleased with the way their visits have enhanced our students learning and the projects we are implementing.
-C. Peach, Moulamein Primary SchoolBack to news page