Author visit to Yarrawonga College P-12
Fantastic 9 days away in Yarrawonga in Northern Victoria working at two of the three campuses of the P-12 College. Firstly I worked with the Middle School, giving Meet the Author sessions to Grade 5 and Grade 6, then conducting a huge writing workshop filled enthusiastically by students who wanted to come. No compulsion. They volunteered!
The following week was spent at the Yarrawonga College P-4 campus working with all grade levels (3 classes of each grade) so I did whole grade level Meet the Author sessions followed by individual class writing workshops in their classrooms. Fabulous response from both the children and the staff who all attended both sessions, were involved in the writing workshops and enthusiastically supported my writing strategies which aim to empower even the weakest students. We had so many wins that it was heart-warming and reminded me why I love this job.
Friday’s whole school assembly was great as I summarised my week’s achievements and read out several of the stories that the children had crafted following my strategies.
Thanks to all the team at Yarrawonga College P-12. I really enjoyed working with you all.