• Maoribank School Visit

    Posted on May 27, 2013 by in Reading, Visits

    On the 24th of May I visited the awesome kids at Maoribank School in Upper Hutt. On my arrival I walked through the playground and was welcomed by a group of kids playing ball games. ‘Your book is awesome Miss” they said to me as I walked through to the hall/classrooms. I stood beneath the most amazing maori sun that had been created by the students at some stage I presume. While we fussed about trying to get the interactive whiteboard to work, the students filed in. I then noticed they had bought some friends with them “Flies!’ Not just any kind of flies, beautifully decorated flies in all different colours, such a great idea.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    After talking a bit about what I do, we read the book aloud, I say we because all the children helped me! What talented little readers, they were able to keep up with me through the entire book, some even read it faster than me. I then got cracking, drawing some pictures on the whiteboard, the children were great at helping me figure out what to draw next. I had to draw a plait with my first drawing, a rat’s tail with my second drawing and an entire beard with my last drawing, oh what fun.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    After my visit I came home with a pile of colouring in competitions to judge. This is always a tricky task as there are so many talented artists at Maoribank School. I had such a hard time picking my favourites! But it had to be done and the two winners used a lot of bright vibrant colours and were creative in their approach. A big CONGRATULATIONS to Nathan age 6 and Sapphire age 9. Well done! Your prize is on its way to Maoribank School.

    Thank you so much for having me Maoribank School! Keep up the great artwork:)

17 Responsesso far.

  1. Ruma Rata says:

    We liked reading this blog about you visit! We are proud of Nathan & Sapphire! Thank you for coming to visit us.

  2. Trinity says:

    We like your book about Catch that Fly! It was amazing.

  3. Harmony says:

    We liked your people drawings.

  4. Mathew says:

    Thank you very much for coming to Maoribank School.

  5. Ohbion says:

    We loved your story and your lovely book.

  6. Hoani says:

    I loved the book you made and the faces you made.

  7. Sam says:

    I liked how you drew the pictures on the whiteboard and someday I want to be a good drawer like you.

  8. Riki says:

    I like the pictures in Catch that Fly!

  9. Nathan says:

    Was it hard to choose the best colouring pictures?

  10. Whaea Sue says:

    It was great catching up with you Amy, you are an awesome role model for young people.
    From Todd’s Mum!

  11. Ashley says:

    My brother won because he did a lot of colouring!

  12. Genaya says:

    I love you because you are so amazing.

  13. Shania says:

    I had a good time when you visited and I liked your pictures.

  14. Jessie-Jaye says:

    Thank you for coming to our school and I hope you come back soon!

  15. Gabrielle says:

    Thank you Amy for coming to our school!

  16. Pohutukawa Class says:

    Hi Amy,

    Thank you for coming to our school. You are an amazing illustrator and writer. We really enjoyed your story.

    Thanks
    Pohutukawa Room