Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

On Tuesday 3rd June well known N.S.W. writer, Simon Higgins author of the Moonshadow and Tomodachi Books spent the day at MAS. 

Simon spoke to all the year 6-9 students and shared his writing process with the use of PowerPoint images and animations. He even performed a brief martial arts sword demonstration which reflected his stories of ancient Japan. Simon then conducted three workshops with years 6/7, 8 and 9 and guided them in the secrets of story writing, and the art of writing exciting openings. 

The students were engaged in Simon’s performance and workshops, and came away from the day excited in a positive way about reading, writing and researching stories.


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