I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in the Pilbara – and, frankly, it was the kids inspiring me most of the time.
The honesty and effort these kids showed in their writing was phenomenal. I had goosebumps on more than one occasion. I reminded the young writers that I was looking for quality not quantity (because some kids immediately piped up: ‘How much do we have to write, Deb?’), and that I wanted to hear their version of things, their perceptions, no-one else’s – because that is what makes good writing.
And to top it off, check out Newman SHS’s bike racks!
Thanks to everyone involved; hope to see you again some day!