Local author David Massey visited Borrington today to work with Year 5 students from our feeder schools, as well as Year 7 and Year 8 students.

The day began with engaging presentations to almost 200 Year 5 students who had joined us from a number of our feeder schools, followed by Year 7. The students were thoroughly engaged by David who talked about the inspiration behind his three best-selling books ‘Torn’, ‘Taken’ and ‘Bone Surfers’, and the writing process itself. There were lots of entertaining video and music clips and readings from David’s books too.

Two Year 8 writing workshops followed in which the students planned ideas for a story based on character and object stimuli provided by David. The workshops ended with a few students reading out their story openings to a very impressed David, who rewarded four students with signed copies of ‘Bone Surfers’.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all involved and we look forward to working with David again in the future.


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