Children from around the district came together to share their passion for writing

CHILDREN from around the south-west who love writing and books got to share their passion with others.

Grade five and six students from Macarthur, Grassmere, Penshurst, Cudgee, Noorat, Panmure, Cavendish, Nullawarre, Branxholme and Coleraine attended the workshop at South West TAFE.

KEEN WRITERS: Grassmere Priamry School students Isabella Price, 11, Emily Saffin, 11, and Kael Umney, 12, get some tips from local author and mobile library teacher Matt Porter. Picture: Rob Gunstone

KEEN WRITERS: Grassmere Priamry School students Isabella Price, 11, Emily Saffin, 11, and Kael Umney, 12, get some tips from local author and mobile library teacher Matt Porter. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Children’s author and Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) library teacher for the Hamilton region Matt Porter together with MARC library teacher for the Warrnambool small schools network Christine Howlett hosted day and said it was a chance for the children to do something they have a passion for.

PASSION: Primary school students from around the region get some writing tips from local author Matt Porter and mobile library teacher Christine Howlett at a writing workshop. Picture: Rob Gunstone

PASSION: Primary school students from around the region get some writing tips from local author Matt Porter and mobile library teacher Christine Howlett at a writing workshop. Picture: Rob Gunstone

“They’re creating a book together,” Mr Porter said.

“The library van is pulling up at each school and there’s a new character at each school.”

Mrs Howlett said the workshop was an opportunity for students who had a passion for reading and writing to develop their skills.

“It’s something special for these kids,” she said.

“They really love writing and love books. Their stories are coming to life.”

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