Children’s author Susie Sarah visited Bogan Gate Public School at the end of July to conduct a two-day workshop. Students travelled from Tullamore Central School to join in for the first day. Everybody worked together with Susie to explore the process of character development and to gain insight into how authors gather inspiration.
Students made friendship murals, brainstormed ideas, wrote poetry and had a great day of learning and writing together. The Bogan Gate students enjoyed working with students from other schools. On Susie’s second day Bogan Gate students learned about geocaching. Afterwards students had the opportunity to create the school’s very own geocache, setting the teacher the task of being the first to find it!
If you would like to find Bogan Gate Public School’s geocache, the instructions are on the school website at www.bogangate-p.schools.nsw.edu.au. Geochaching is like creating your own Pokemon Go game. It is a treasure hunt with something for everyone. You use map coordinates and a GPS enabled device to find a geocache near your home, in the city, in the bush or even in Antarctica. Geochaches come in all shapes and sizes and some might even have exciting treasures inside.
Susie Sarah is the author of children’s books like Playing Possum, Mother McGinty’s Goat, Emily Emu Chick, The Big Green Tractor, Jumping Jack Jones, Snug Cove Sam, Bob the Bakery Cat, and Wilberforce the Wombat.