Every time I present at a school I am surprised by how much I enjoy it! Maybe it is the teaching genes I have inherited and have been ignoring all these years! I recently presented How to Write a Feature Article to a group of Year Nine English students at Carey Baptist college. I was pleased with how well the session went given I normally do seminars on this topic to older students.
I also shared quite a lot about my book Women of Note as the students were looking at Australian cultural identity with the focus “Those we have forgotten”. Women of Note is full of overlooked composers so it suited perfectly.
I received some lovely feedback from the teacher:
“I would like to acknowledge the excellent work you did with my class in terms of writing a feature article responsibly and effectively. Hearing it from a someone who actually does this in ‘the real world’ gives it so much more credibility – therefore a reason or motivation to give it your best shot.