It’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week
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.