The Year 1 and 2 students had a wonderful visit with author Anna Theed who talked about being brave, popcorn, wind (!) and other tips for writing stories. She also gave every visitor a bag of Sweet As Popcorn to enjoy. If you would like to purchase a copy of Anna's book "Juicy the Peach and the Popcorn Palaver ($29.99) please email me on KatrinaW@parnell.school.nz.
Our Year 5 and 6 students (together with some lucky Intermediates) have been entranced by author Des Hunt today. We've had burning steel, nuclear fusion machines, ray guns and other exciting experiments showing us how science can be incorporated into fiction and what makes a great story. If you want to read quality New Zealand fiction with science themes/details, try a Des Hunt book especially his latest "Cool Nukes".