Along with 13 other Perth schools, 8 Pioneer Village School Year 5 students were invited to a very special literacy event at the Maritime Museum. This event was organised by the Commissioner for Children and Young People. Our students arrived early, and as a result were fortunate to be able to begin their day with some one-on-one time with author Morris Gleitzman!
Throughout the morning Morris Gleitzman, Mark Greenwood, Frene Lesac and Dianne Wolfer spoke to the attendees and ran some writing and illustrating activities. The tasks explored thought creation, thought provocation, and questioning through different lenses. Lenses included humour, emotion, history, real-life, animals, real-world themes, and illustrations.
The morning concluded with a session run by Morris Gleissman. Morris asked the question- ‘What you would like to teach your teacher about reading?’ The responses included statements such as, ‘You don’t have to be a certain age to read any book’ and “Reading is for fun not just education”.
It was such a great opportunity for our boys and girls to not only meet famous authors and illustrators, but engage in a day of conversation regarding reading and writing. It was also wonderful to be able to get their books signed and have a photo taken together. Our students must also be congratulated for their enthusiasm and exemplary conduct.