Yes, I have been SUPER slack in ever asking for testimonials for my visits, but got such a lovely one from the wonderful Jayne Hagan at Karoo P.S. that now I am starting up a testimonial page … only 15 years into my school visit career haha!
So here we go!
After endless months of remote learning and virtual meetings you can imagine our excitement and anticipation at the prospect of having a real life guest speaker at Karoo! And not just any speaker, but only the awesomely, amazing author Adam Wallace!
Adam’s energy and passion for what he does is infectious, his connection with the students across the school was immediate and totally engaging, fifty minutes simply wasn’t long enough! The student’s laughter and interaction was constant during Adam’s storytelling and then came the concentration needed to create a cartoon drawing just like his with every single student clambering to show him what they had done!
Once the session had come to a close Adam disappeared like a rock star into a sea of awestruck students all wanting an autograph or a chance to ask him a thousand questions. Adam took the time throughout the day to ask his own questions of the students and chat to them about all manner of things with a genuine interest that can only come from someone with their feet firmly on the ground and an appreciation of their journey to the here and now!
It was an absolute pleasure to host Adam in person at Karoo Primary School, getting a peak into the life of a successful author and cartoonist, I can’t recommend him highly enough, our students were asking when he would be coming back even before he drove out of the car park!
Thank you Adam – everyone at Karoo wishes you a long and successful future and looks forward to putting many more of your fabulous books on our Library shelves.
Jayne Hagan (School Support Officer)
Karoo Primary School