Many thanks to Alan Gibbons for a fantastic day!
Students from Year 5 to 7 enjoyed an Author Talk from Alan in the morning. They really enjoyed his sense of humour and also finding out about how he became a writer.
Year 8 students had Creative Writing Sessions and wrote the beginnings of stories about vampires and werewolves – scary stuff!
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Alan Gibbons’ Day
These are some of the comments from our Year 8 students:
“He taught me how to make simple sentences interesting”.
“The bit I liked most was writing the story. It really helped with my skills.”
“It was interesting and fun at the same time.”
“He helped me realise that you can’t just run into the exciting part of the story and that each little bit is just as important.”
“Alan has a good sense of humour and I liked how he did impressions.”
“I really liked his sense of humour and the way he spoke was so inspiring. I liked how he could make up a great story in a couple of paragraphs.”
“He was funny and made me laugh. I think the writing task was OK.”
“…he explained it (the writing task) well and interacted with you and he knew what way we wanted to hear it, not the boring long way.”
These are some of the comments from our Year 7 students:
“He was funny and seemed to be passionate about his writing. When he was talking about the different genres he seemd to have written loads.”
“I liked his humour and jokes, especially when he was talking about his life and book awards.”
“He was funny and he was very inspirational. I think the way he told us about each book was very helpful.”
“I really liked how he was really funny when he described his childhood and how he described his books.”
“He was funny and I thought he was going to be boring but he wasn’t. He was easy to listen to.”
“I liked that he was really happy and he told us about his past. I liked that he told us about his books.”
“… it was action packed, funny and dealt well with the questions.” “Rating out of 10 – 100!”
“He was hilarious and made me cry laughing!”
“Overall it was great.”