Visit to St. Damian’s Primary School, Bundoora
Yesterday I talked to all students at St. Damian’s Primary School in Bundoora, about my books, writing and the writing process.
I hope the students enjoyed the day as much as I did because the overwhelming feeling I was left with after visiting the school, was one of caring, courteous students with wonderful manners and this isn’t always the case when we (authors and illustrators) visit schools.
Here is a list of the nice things that happened yesterday, which made me feel happy:
* Although the teacher who booked me had been in touch several times before the booked day, she rang yesterday morning to give me perfect instructions on where to park my car and there she was to greet me when I arrived at the school.
* I would like to thank this same teacher for providing me with everything I needed to make my presentations flow.
* I would like to thank all the students who listened, asked such wonderful questions and bought copies of my books, waiting patiently while I signed them.
* I’d like to thank the little preppie boy, who after buying and paying for a book, came back later just to check that he was ‘allowed’ to take his purchased book home for good!
* And I’d especially like to thank the three Year 1 girls who waited for 45 minutes so they could help me carry all my ‘stuff’ to my car. I didn’t get your names, but you know who you are . . . thank you.
* And thank you St. Damian’s for making my second last book week+ commitment, such a lovely one.