Students egged on
MR CHICKEN took centre stage at Comet Bay Primary as students scribbled their best illustrations of the grumpy-looking character invented by author Leigh Hobbs.
Comet Bay Primary School years 4 and 5 teacher Hazel Herd said the children were enthralled with Hobbs’ storytelling.
“It was a great success,” she said.
“We asked him to come and visit our school because reading is just so important for our students.”
“It is part of our ongoing commitment and focus on reading here.
“In order to continue to promote reading, Leigh Hobbs kindly agreed to come to school for the day.
She conducted three workshops with students from the junior, middle and senior students.
“The children all participated in structured workshops with Leigh, drawing and creating characters,” she said. “Leigh also showed a short animated film, the Old Tom pilot from the TV series.
“Students had the opportunity to purchase signed copies of books, written and illustrated by Leigh.”
Hobbs is renowned for his books that have been adapted for cartoons, such as Old Tom, and Mr Chicken, adapted for the stage.
Comet Bay students present author Leigh Hobbs with a selection of the finest artistic sketches of his character, Mr Chicken.