Celebrating Harmony Day and National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence with Australian Schools

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HarperCollinsPublishers  hosted  Virtual Author Sessions today  Celebrating Harmony Day-

Everyone Belongs was the theme we shared with schools today…  Mortdale Public School told us about their NO Bullying focus, Hunters Hill Public School sang a song  as did Parramatta Public School, Maroota Public School  students shared their diverse heritage,  Floraville Public School and Kambala came in their orange gear to brighten up our day….

We shared a reading  from The Naked Penguin by  Author Kym Lardner, where our little penguin learnt that being different is a great thing ….

All participating schools will receive a copy of Pete The Sheep by Jackie French illustrated by  Bruce Whatley  a book that explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual, and will be a lasting tribute to honouring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock!

Pete The Sheep Musical by Monkey Baa Theatre Company touring NOW ….

Schools will also receive  a copy of  I am Jack, by Susanne Gervay a rare treasure. This endearing and realistic book presents the authentic voice of a young person who is bullied; bystanders, friends, and family members who help him; and educators who protect and support him.

The ABC Book of Australian Poetry     Boy like Me       Libby Hathorn

Our second session was with award winning author Libby Hathorn who guided the students through  writing a personal poem about Harmony , she read her wonderful book A Boy Like Me illustrated by Bruce Whatley as well as  I am a poem by Mary Duroux from The ABC Book Of Australian Poetry compiled by Libby Hathorn.Mary Duroux is an elder of the Yuin/Bunjuiung nations.

Thank you to  Queen of Peace Parish Primary , Bankstown Public School, Hunters Hill Public School and Maroota Public School for  participating today and sharing your poems with us all.

I  look forward in adding the students  work  to our Blog in the coming weeks.

All participating schools will receive a copy of A Boy Like Me and The ABC Book of Australian Poetry by Libby Hathorn.

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