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Author visit captures creativity

26 July 2018
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Much-loved Australian children’s author and artist Leigh Hobbs had a rock-star welcome from Junior School students when he visited Beaconhills College’s Berwick Campus yesterday.

The author, who was 2016/17 Australian Children’s Laureate, was in the library to talk with students above some of his distinctive characters like ‘Old Tom’, ‘Mr Chicken’ and ‘Horrible Harriet’. He also spent time helping students create their own character and is now sending postcards (pictured) back to five Year 2 students who created their version of Old Tom.

The College’s two campuses will celebrate Book Week from 17-24 August, with a host of exciting activities planned including parades, treasure hunts and more guest author visits.

Author Leigh Hobbs with students

Jonas Clarke, Year 3

Year 2 Old Tom designs



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