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Whitsunday voices


​On the 14th July 2017, primary and secondary students from Bowen to Mackay visited Whitsunday Anglican School for another edition of Whitsunday Voices. The year 5/6 students first watched “Shake and Stir”, a performance about a boy going back in time who meets up with a caged bear and together, they meet the Queen and Shakespeare.  Next, the group saw Jack Heath, who at a young age won Young Australian of the Year for writing books.  He started his book reading addiction when he was in year five and had an ear infection. This lead to him writing and publishing an astonishing eighteen books before he was thirty. Jack Heath has written, “The Countdown to Danger” series, “Minutes of Danger” series and “Scream”.  Finally, the students watched Isobelle Carmody. She informed the students about her past and explained that her inspiration for writing books came from telling stories to her younger brothers and sisters and her own daughter. Her book “Little Fur” was based on a character Isobelle created for her daughter while living in Prague.  Overall, the day included a range of different sessions with many different authors. Whitsunday Voices 2017 was an entertaining, educating and exciting day.


by Abbie  and Carys (Primary Students)