On the 18 November, in recognition of Tarremah’s ongoing support for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we were privileged to host a visit from popular author Andy Griffiths, ILF Ambassador. We had waited many months for this visit, and it was surely worth the wait!
Students from Classes 3 to 10 eagerly packed the Hall to listen to one of Australia’s funniest writers, though Andy also shared his experiences working with Indigenous children and communities in remote parts of Australia, where, with no Government support, the ILF provides books and literacy resources for schools and families. Tarremah supports this program each year through our Book Week fundraising.
For most of those present, meeting a celebrity was “awesome”, “cool” and “hilarious”. Many students lined up to meet Andy at the book-signing, and representatives of each class joined him at a special morning tea later.
Andy’s legacy is still being felt, as we now have a Primary school full of children who pull funny faces for a serious photograph, and who eagerly put a hand up in class to ask a question, then “forget” when they are asked to contribute… and more… Great fun!