One of the most enjoyable things I do is visit students, who share with me what they love to read and write, and ask fascinating questions. After listening to the writing from our workshops -- often so wise and true -- I always feel inspired! The human imagination is extraordinary.
what teachers say...
"Thank-you so much for coming to speak to our year 4 and year 5 students about your books and life as an author. Your reading from the first book in the “Ragnor Trilogy” was very engaging and the children were left very keen to borrow your books to read on. The children loved the creative writing session with the gems and produced some great work. Your question and answer session was very meaningful and informative and you left a real impression with the students ."
Elaine Mason, Head of Library Christchurch Grammar School
"Leah's session was engaging and the kids enjoyed listening to her. Leah encouraged them to think and imagine beyond what they might have done before. A great session! Thank you!"
Anne Marie Djuric, Laurimar Primary School
"Thank you for your visit, Leah. The sessions you took were engaging and entertaining for the girls. They particularly enjoyed the writing activity that you offered, which was evident in the imaginative and varied stories that they shared at the end of each session."
Marissa Caluzzi, Ivanhoe Girls Grammar
"My students appreciated the opportunity to learn about Leah’s journey as an author. The interactive session provided by Leah was inspiring and complimented the narrative work undertaken as part of our Year 4 curriculum."
Craig Harrison, Port Melbourne Primary School
“The students were highly motivated to write after Leah’s visit. Her reading was enthralling and the descriptive, well written adventures of Irina inspired a love of writing in the students. They were amazed to see a real authors real notebook!”
Amanda Seach, Croydon Primary School
"It was a great presentation! The students were engaged with the activities and relished the opportunity to ask a real author questions"
Kim Davies, Glenferrie Primary School
"Thanks for coming to Trinity Catholic School. The students loved you reading to them. They really enjoyed your visit and are keen to read your books."
Mary Greene, Trinity Catholic College
"Great session, very engaging. Loved the activity...the kids really enjoyed the session and loved hearing about the life of an author."
Jessica Dougdale, Laurimar Primary School.