Author Visit Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to enjoy an author visit from Beverley Naidoo, the author of the book 'Journey to Jo'burg', which is studied in Year 5. All children in Year 5 and 6 engaged so well with this book and all of the issues surrounding South Africa during apartheid. Beverley is such an inspirational lady, who lived in South Africa during apartheid and fought for equal rights for all. During the day, she read pages of the book, shared powerful images for discussion, told stories about what life was like growing up in Johannesburg and shared further details about Naledi and Tiro (the main characters in the book). The children were then given the opportunity to ask questions to Beverley and take part in group discussions on the issues raised. 

 

What a fantastic day and a wonderful opportunity for our children (and teachers too)!

 

Beverley Naidoo