Readers’ Festival set to inspire students
Arden students were treated to author and illustrator workshops, a Literary Breakfast and Secondary School staff dressing up as their favourite book characters as part of Arden’s annual Readers’ Festival. Writer, presenter and broadcaster Andrew Daddo was the special guest in the Senior School, while Junior School students were inspired by author James Roy and illustrator Frances Watts. Author Deborah Abela was the guest speaker at the whole school Literary Breakfast.
Arden’s Head of Information Services, Mrs Gabrielle Ritchie, shared: “The Festival is the highlight of our year. It is wonderful for students to meet people who write for a living and each author we have had over the last four years has brought their own distinctive voice and manner of writing with them, so students have been able to see the rich diversity of books and writing that we have in Australia. Through books we can experience life without limitations. We can travel through time and cross gender, race and identity. We can learn to empathise with others in their fortune and misfortune and increase our knowledge and understanding of life.”