The Write Stuff

60,000 seats were filled at this year’s Auckland Writers’ Festival – and Thames High students were among those lucky to attend.

50 pupils went along on students’ day where they heard from poet Grace Taylor, graphic novelist Ant Sang, and writers Anthony Horowitz, Laurie Halse, Morris Gleitzman and Bernard Beckett.

It’s an inspiring and entertaining event.

The Writers’ Festival coincides with Book Week – and we had lots of events here at school. One of them is Dress Up Day, where students come as a character from literature.

It’s always good fun for our Year 9 & 10s. As usual, imaginations ran riot.