This week all of our Year 7 students enjoyed a virtual visit from author Holly Thompson. Holly is a longtime resident of Japan and author of a number of books including Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth which is the focus of the current unit in Year 7 English.
Discussing the creation and publication of her work, Holly shared a range of valuable tips on how to write a novel from draft to final stage, explored the inspiration for her work and illustrated this with some beautiful photos from Japan highlighting various features of the novel. Significantly, Holly shared some very important advice on how to deal with bullying, it being one of the major themes in Falling into the Dragon’s Mouth. Students engaged in a very active questions and answers session and no doubt Holly inspired some future authors.
We very much look forward to welcoming Holly to Discovery College again soon.