A Kellet thank you…

Following our recent delivery of Book Fest celebrations at The Kellet School in Hong Kong, the school have just published a short film thanking contributors to the Annual Fund activities across the academic year.

We were delighted that our team of authors were able to make such a great contribution to the learning and understanding of the writers craft. (Our delivery is featured at 2 mins 30 secs.)

The Kellet School children produced a vast amount of very high quality work from the BgW week, as you can see from the film.

We were delighted to be able to contribute and know that our authors would be happy to return to Hong Kong any time. Thank you to everyone who took part in Book Fest from us too!

The Team at SmithMartin LLP – Books go Walkabout

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William Tyndale School, UK
& Aleesah Darlison, Australia

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One of our partnership literacy projects has been working in schools and letting children and young people talk to authors across the globe.

Students from Year 6 at William Tyndale Primary School in London, were Skyping with Aleesah Darlison, Australian author from Sydney on Thursday March 13th.

We have been reading two books from Aleesah’s Unicorn Riders series, Quinn’s Riddles and Willow’s Challenge, a fantasy genre for children from 8 – 11 years.

The students were speaking with Aleesah in Sydney and using our project technology, engaged with Aleesah on the interactive white board in their own classroom.

Aleesah bought her books to life, using character props, answering questions and talking about life in Australia.An image of life 'down under'...

Books Go Walkabout project – a SmithMartin LLP project providing real time conversations, speaking with authors in different countries, creating inspiration, reading more books, illustrating a world of diversity.

Visit and subscribe for free to Book Monitor  , the Books go Walkabout project blog.

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Making connections in the Storyverse

We think that our projects are about making connections. Connecting children with books, connecting people with communities, making information freely available on-line for those communities of interest…revealing new things in new ways.

We do use technology, we love the web for its endless potential to reveal and strive to make access to that information and the connections as simple, yet as meaningful as possible.

We recently came across the Small Demons web site. This makes connections from within books, to all the elements of a story that you might think are important.

Small Demons sets out to index the content of books, but to also allow you to cross reference that content with other books, allowing you to build your own Storyboard. This short film gives you a flavour of the intellectual possibilities for your Storyboard…

 

 

As you would expect, the site is fully integrated with all the social media connections you will need to share your Storyboard. (If you have added a book, the site offers viewers the opportunity to buy it too, of course).

You can see a quickly created example of a Storyboard, using some of our interests with the keyword ‘community’ here.

Small Demons is a new way to explore texts, but it definitely captured our imagination.

You can see our books and making connections projects here…

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