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Author: Jacqui Barton

Ways into Scriptwriting Workshop Presented by Sue Murray

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Friday 20 September 2019 at AngophoraHouse Education Hub Phegans Bay Completing this workshop will contribute 3.5 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2,                        from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Are you a Drama or English teacher? Would you benefit from a workshop to hone the skills you need to teach students how to write plays?  This practical workshop will equip

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Calling all Super Heroes!

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Celebrate the launch of The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses with Susanne Gervay & Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Tuesday 6th August, 2019 at 4pm Waverley Library Denison street, Bondi Junction NSW A boy. A superhero. A brave pirate leads his crew of girls and boys. Until the day Sammy feels different. He gets glasses. His parents,

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Play in the foundation of learning……

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Play is the foundation of learning for children. It’s how they make sense of the world around them, hypothesise and experiment, learn to negotiate, understand their feelings and so much more. The best part of all however, is that it’s fun! It keeps children coming back for more and helps them form positive feelings towards

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Getting kids excited about writing

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I had the pleasure in attending the recent SCBWI conference in Sydney. Teachers, librarians and some of Australia’s finest children’s authors and illustrators gathered together in a one-day professional development conference that focused on encouraging creativity and developing enthusiastic, confident young writers.  The presenting authors spoke about their craft, love of books and good stories.  They shared their

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The Journey Begins for Angophora House

Thanks for joining me! “an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.” from The Journey by Aaron Becker I stumbled across the artwork of illustrator Aaron Becker and fell in love immediately. The image below is from Journey, Becker’s first picture book, published by Walker Books, which is wordless and portrays

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