Ayr State School
Firstly thank you for providing our students with the opportunity to workshop with a quality author like Oliver Phommavanh. Our students have developed a real love for writing and were thrilled to have a chance to further their skills. I want you to know that we really appreciate that you were able to secure Mr Phommavanh to come to our school. Had this not been possible, our students would have missed out as the cost of transport to another venue would have been prohibitive to most of our students’ families. Students and teachers have commended the workshop as practical, useful and entertaining. I think you would agree that harnessing a love of the written word can only benefit our students throughout their education and further lives.
On a more personal note, please pass on my thanks and congratulations to all those involved in the Festival. I attended every session I could, even foregoing weekend sleep-ins. As a teacher of literature and literacy I found the whole festival both inspiring and informative. The broad range of genres represented, the quality of authors and ease of access to the authors was beyond my expectations.
Thank you again and I look forward to the next Burdekin Readers Writers Festival with eagerness.
Anastasia Tyler – Master Teacher