Enjoyable visit to an Adelaide school

9 May 2017


St. Joseph’s School, Kingswood invited me to speak to a Classroom of their grade 5 students (25). The teacher, S Frost asked me to speak about ways for the children to make their stories more interesting and the language more vibrant. We started by designing a character together. The children saw how small  changes to clothing or age made a difference in how the character was perceived. Then we talked about the action. What was the character going to do. How could they do it in an interesting way.

An exercise was set so that the children could immediately begin creating a new character of their own. In moving around the classroom while they composed, I was pleased to see some very interesting characters appearing with some very interesting traits.  We rounded out the hour with a question and answer period. The children were very interested in my experiences as a writer and delved into when I write, why do I write the types of books I do. Questions flowed on long after the recess bell had rung and it was time to go. (G.Rosemary Ludlow 9th May 2017)

(G.Rosemary Ludlow 9 May 2017)

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  1. Theresa Behenna Super cool you got to speak to the Grade 5 children and get them interested in writing Gay! It's people like you that ignite passions and influence people to pursue their dreams. Rock on girl!
    July 5, 2017 at 8:12 am · Reply
    • G. Rosemary Thanks Theresa, I had a wonderful time. The children were so responsive and interested. I would love to do a whole lot more of this sort of thing.
      July 6, 2017 at 4:01 am · Reply

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G. Rosemary Ludlow grew up in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught school for many years. She loved teaching children to read and her favorite thing to do was to tell them stories. History stories, geography stories, stories about spelling, or arithmetic - it is all stories.

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