Planning is well underway for the second annual ACCoS Writers Festival. This year's event will be held at Remuera Primary School on Thursday 17 May - in the same week as the Auckland Writers Festival. The goal for the day is to immerse the students in a number of rich, stimulating and enjoyable tasks relating to the writing craft, both in and outside the classroom. It is hoped that students will pick up some new writing-related skills and be inspired to create some wonderful texts on the day and in their own time, following the event.
This year's guest author is Mr Paul Mason. Paul has written many children's books, including the 'Skate Monkey' series, 'Sports Day on Mount Olympus' and 'The Twins, the Ghost and the Castle'. His website can be viewed here:
Paul Mason Writer
Paul will be running a number of narrative genre workshops for the attendees - one on characterisation and one titled 'What's the Problem?'. Another fantastic aspect of the day will be the involvement of students from Epsom Girls Grammar School, who will be running a workshop of their own - student agency in action!
I am looking forward to a great day and would like to thank the ACCoS members for supporting this venture.
Mark Hassall (Across School Leader)
Remuera Primary School