Congratulations to Alex Shang and Jian Lam of 9F for their outstanding performance in this year’s MWF OutLoud Teen Poetry Slam at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria. Well done, boys!
The Immigration Museum was the venue for our select group of students attending the Melbourne Writers Festival writing workshop. The Museum has wonderful stories from people all over the world who have migrated to Australia. With it’s outdoor memorial area and fascinating exhibitions, it’s certainly worth a visit.
…… and added a wish for our future life to the Japanese wishing tree.
Then the workshop with author Arnold Zable began! Our task was to interview him and compile an interesting report. Questions from the group included ‘What is your heritage? What inspires you to write? Was it hard for you when you came to Australia?’
Some of our really interesting notes from the interview ……
…. and Andre’s writing, which Arnold termed Painting with words.
Thanks to Arnold for his inspiration and the Immigration Museum for hosting the workshop.
Our next stop was Federation Square where we joined other students at the Poetry Slam finals. Congratulations to Melbourne Girls College for being The greatest poets in all the land!!
What’s been happening in our library? Like many other school libraries, we’ve been signing students up for a few Melbourne Writers’ Festival workshops, including the one by Arnold Zable pictured above. Denise has donned her Grim Reaper costume to scare students into putting their names down for groups taking part in the second BookWiz competition (book related trivia) at Melbourne High School. Well, not exactly ‘scare’ but she does get noticed.
Good opportunity to bring out the chess and other strategy game books – right next to the players.
We still have a wide variety of self-initiated activities happening in the library during recess and lunchtimes. We don’t always understand what is involved but the students obviously do. Notice the nice mix of technology with paper games.
As you can hopefully see, teleportation and invisibility rank the highest in student-desired superpowers. Commanding an army of ducks has surprising high results too.
One thing I can say with certainty, there is no place for boredom in Melbourne High School library.