It’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week

August 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments »

I’ve been out and about and seen some great Literacy things happening this week, though I do feel sorry for Numeracy. People never really get as excited for numeracy events, do they? I do my best – today on my way to visit years 5 and 6 at Al Noori Muslim School in Greenacre, I counted all my wrong turns, and calculated how late I would be if my GPS system didn’t get me out my pickle. See how fun maths can be!!!

The Al Noori students were such a fantastic group with really interesting questions and comments – I could easily have spoken with them for twice as long. At the school there were two lots of authors (me plus the lovely Jess Black) doing talks, AND a book fair. That’s my idea of a perfect school day!

Later this week I’m teaching film skills to students in Year 9 at Magdalene Catholic High School. It should be a heap of fun though it will be hectic writing, shooting and editing a film in 2 hours. The challenge is on.

Hopefully in-between all these activities I’ll find some time to write! Speaking of which, Bad Grammar has gone through its second structural edit … slowly it is coming together. Only 4 months now until it will be out! I know you’re all super excited, as am I.

An upcoming event for the diary:

For kids out there in Sydney, I’m working with the Sydney Story Factory to run a 1-act comedy script workshop during the next school holidays. It’s on the 25th September & the 2nd of October, 10am – 12pm This is part of the Sydney Children’s Festival. You can check out their entire program here. Come along.

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2 Responses to “It’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week”

  • hi nathan luff thank you for visiting my school alnoori ever since you have talked to us about writing books i have been working and writing a lot of stories for my family and friends thanks to you i love to write stories and someday become an author just like you thank you again

    Yours sincerely,alifa from alnoori muslim school

  • One Year 6 student at Al Noori

    Yup, you did! I had a fantastic time listening to your life and your farm. I really enjoyed it and I just liked to say thank you so much for visiting my school!

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