After 23 years of hosting Festival Family Days throughout New Zealand, the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand brought its Festival Story Tour directly to schools throughout New Zealand.
In the last week of June, this dynamic and exciting interactive tour which consisted of presentations and storytelling, visited View Road, Sandspit School and Waiuku College.
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust promotes awareness of the importance of reading and books for all children and young adults. It also ensures children and young adults in New Zealand have access to high quality literature, and supports the nations writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults as well.
Authors and illustrators Sarah Johnson, Michel Mulipola and Mark Sommerset shared with children the joys of books and reading, as well as the processes of writing and illustrating.
It was said by origanisers that all three authors received a very warm welcome from the Waiuku schools, where their audiences were very keen and anticipated their arrival. Their presentations were very well received, especially at Waiuku College, and the authors are now travelling the rest of the country to complete their tour.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post