On Monday our Year 6 boys were lucky to attend a session with Australian author Mark Greenwood. Mark is passionate about stories and history and has the ability to blend the two together into great picture books. He told the boys how he enjoys really getting into the stories he writes, so much so that he has a replica of Ned Kelly’s armour that he wore for a while as he was writing Ned Kelly and the Green Sash. He journeyed to remote areas of the Kimberleys with Terry Denton and braved crocodile infested waters to explore the story of Jandamurra and bring it to life for contemporary readers. It was a wonderful opportunity for our boys to learn about how a small artefact can lead to an entire picture book.