Ambassador Reading Sessions 2017
Cranleigh School – 8 August
On Tuesday 8 August 2017, Virginia Haussegger visited ACT public school Cranleigh as one of the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge (CMRC) Ambassadors. Ms Haussegger engaged the students with a delightful reading of the book Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen, encouraging the students to use their guessing, predicting and inferring skills to work out which animal would sink the boat.
Holy Trinity Primary School, Curtin – 23 May
In May, Irma Gold visited Holy Trinity Primary School to give a presentation and read her book Megumi and the Bear to year 1 and 2 students. Irma’s presentation included the writing and illustration process undertaken to publish Megumi and the Bear. The students were excited to see, learn, and enquire about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into publishing a book.
Orana Steiner School, Weston – 30 May
In May, Harry Laing visited Orana Steiner School to deliver a lively performance of poetry featuring poems from his book Shoctopus. Harry’s performance intrigued students in years 2-6 though his use of rhymes, gestures and songs. The students were excited to enquire about where Harry finds his inspiration for poems, what subjects he writes about and how he became a poet.
Charnwood Dunlop School, Charnwood – 5 June
In June, Tracey Hawkins visited Charnwood Dunlop School to read two of her books, Max Meets a Monster and Nancy Bentley, The First Australian Female Sailor. Tracey spoke to students about her writing process and how her stories develop. Students were able to ask Tracey questions throughout her readings to learn about various aspects of her stories and why she chose to write about them.
Charles Conder Primary School, Conder – 7 June
In June, Jack Heath visited Charles Conder Primary School to speak to students about reading, his life as an author and read excerpts from two of his books, 400 Minutes Of Danger and The Cut Out. Jack shared writing tips and tricks he’s learned throughout his career with the students. The students had fun asking questions about Jack’s career including how he gets his books published and how titles are chosen for his books.
Maribyrnong Primary School, Kaleen – 15 June
In June, Tania McCartney visited Maribyrnong Primary School to speak to students about reading and give her All About Books presentation. Tania’s presentation provided students with in-depth knowledge on everything there is to know about books. Students were excited to learn about the wide range of books available to them and to participate in Tania’s presentation.