Happy National Science Week!
I’m spending the week as an Author in Residence at a local primary school, working with kids from pre-primary to Year 6 on ways to use real-life-science to inspire their creative writing. It’s loads of fun and the kids are coming up with fabulous ideas…
I feel so lucky to spend my days doing this and hope these kids keep imagining and creating and innovating in their stories…and in their lives.
And I feel especially lucky when stories I’m passionate about get recognised…stories like OFF THE TRACK, a book about getting outside into the bush, and camping, and exploring, and coping when things don’t go exactly as planned.
Well GUESS WHAT????
OFF THE TRACK has just been shortlisted for The Environmental Award for Children’s Literature by none other than The Wilderness Society as a book that inspires kids to care for our planet and fill up on love for all the wild and magical things that live on it.
WOO HOOOOO! THANK YOU to Fremantle Press and The Wilderness Society and the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and to everyone who has supported and shared and read my little book 🌳🌳🌳🥰🥰🥰
I wrote OFF THE TRACK to inspire tech-addicted children and families to rediscover the magic and fun of being together in the bush, so I’m absolutely over the moon to have it recognised by the Wilderness Society in this way.
As many of you know, I’m passionate about our planet, and I really believe sharing stories is a powerful way of sharing our passions with the next generation of leaders.
Congratulations to everyone on the list for sharing stories that inspire a love for our planet, and a special shout out to my fellow West Aussies Mike Speechley and Ian Mutch. YAY!!!!!