Thursday, May 7, 2015

Philippa Werry Visit

Today author Philippa Werry visited St Brendan's and spoke to our Senior Syndicate. Philippa spent her first two sessions with our Year 5&6 students and then after morning tea she spoke to our Year 7&8's. She talked about her writing and how she goes about choosing what to write about and about some of her books. Students were then able to ask her questions - some of these she didn't recall being asked before. Philippa has put some of the questions on her blog here. Is your question there?
Like many school students, our seniors have recently been studying ANZAC Day and WWI and to finish off her sessions Philippa read her picture book Best Mates, which is set in Gallipolli in WWI. The students were completely transfixed while she read and there was the odd tear filled eye as the story pulled at heart strings.

Thank you so much for your visit Philippa, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and thank you Mrs Williams for having the idea to invite her.

Philippa Werry books we have in our library: ANZAC Day: The New Zealand Story, Waitangi Day: The New Zealand Story, Harbour Bridge: My New Zealand Story, Lighthouse Family: My New Zealand Story, Enemy at the Gate, The Great Chocolate Cake Bake-off, The Lost Watch and Wonderful Wheels Day.

Philippa's visit was part of the New Zealand Book Council's Writers in Schools programme. You can find out more about Philippa and her books on her website HERE and the New Zealand Book Council website HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Phillipa's visit was an inspiration! Thanks Mrs Keane and Mrs Williams for organising it.


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