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Whitsunday Voices? It's a wrap!

16/08/2016
​Eimeo student Harry meets his namesake, author Harry Laing.
Whitsunday Voices – It’s a Wrap!
Done and dusted for another year our excursion to the festival was a joy for all who participated. Yet again our staff were proud to receive compliments regarding their behaviour, politeness and courtesy of our students.
Each of our students had their own preference for the most entertaining and memorable session of the day, though Oliver Phommavanh probably got the gong as most popular presenter.
I am very happy to report that on returning to school, many of the kids beat a path to the door of our library to check out the books they had heard about at the festival. We are working overtime to keep the George Ivanoff, “You Choose” series in circulation. Some parents may recall reading the Montgomery series, “Choose Your Own Adventure” which in part, inspired the Ivanoff books.
A particular highlight of the day for our Year 4 student Harry Laing was a photo opportunity with his name-sake, the poet Harry Laing, author of “Shoctopus: Poems to Grip You”. After their initial surprise, the two Harrys had a good chat about their Scottish heritage and correct pronunciation (the ‘g’ is dropped) of their name and their mutual interest in poetry. You can find Harry-the-elder’s book in our library.