Year 7 Author Visit
On Monday morning, the Year 7s met an author who ‘thinks flexibly’ when writing a book. His book ‘Archimedes and the adventure in the Backyard’, is an interactive multimedia S.T.E.A.M book, combining fiction and non-fiction. Carmel Cohen is a self-published scientist, author and illustrator who believes in combining one’s passions to do what you love. He hooked the children’s attention with magic tricks and talked about creating a story and following the ark of Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’. Carmel then opened up the imaginative world of creating story characters. The children tried their hand at creating a new character by combining two ideas, such as a skateboarder and an elephant; or a ladybird with a pirate! The children let their imaginations run wild.