My first visit to a school as a ‘real author’ happened last week – to none other than the school I used to attend! I grew up in the Auckland suburb of Blockhouse Bay, and down the road from our house was a little Catholic church and school.
I was lucky enough to be invited in to visit the Year 3-6 classes (that’s roughly ages 8-10) and had a wonderful time. The children and the teachers were welcoming – and I even saw a few familiar faces. One of them is in the photo below – she taught me at a different school, when I was Year 8 (12 years old). It was a lovely moment to be back as an adult sharing where I’m at in this stage of life.
The most heart-warming part of the visit was learning how many students were interested in writing and reading (there were a few budding comic book artists, too!) and being able to show them that being a writer can be more than just a daydream 🙂
Thanks to St Dominic’s Primary students & staff for such a wonderful, welcoming and inspiring visit!