École Rose-des-Vents students inspired by children's authors

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Children's authors Bryan Perro and Marie-France Comeau met the students of École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwood recently. 

During the workshops, which were for students in grades 2 to 12, the authors presented their worlds and their secrets pertaining to the writing process, as well as the stories of their journeys through life. 

Perro is an artist of many talents. A writer, storyteller and director hailing from Quebec, Perro is an enthusiast of tales, legends and mythology. The youth series called Amos Dragon, which sold over 1.4 million copies in Quebec and has been translated into 22 languages, brought him a great deal of success. During the workshop, Perro captured the students’ attention and demystified the concept of the fantasy novel. He urged students to believe in their dreams and to not be discouraged in difficult times.  According to him, we must go through certain steps before reaching our goals and before discovering unforeseen success.

Hailing from New Brunswick, Comeau studied early childhood education, communication and amateur theatre. Her personal and professional background has permitted her to create fun and educational stories that allow children to travel in their imagination. Students in grades 2 and 3 were amazed and transported into the world of Diego Snail, a tale that Comeau presented with her living snail. Students in Grade 4, 5 and 6 had the chance to immerge themselves in a distant era when tigers had no stripes on their fur. With the help of students, Comeau presented her tale called “The Tiger’s Stripes”.  The students enjoyed actively participating in the story with the help of costumes, accessories and verbal replies.

 

“We thank the Conseil Communautaire du Grand-Havre, who made this activity possible at our school” said Isabelle Leblanc, school community officer.  “This kind of meeting is significant for our youth because it allows them to learn outside of the classroom and to take part in a rewarding experience. It is through such cultural activities that students develop pride in their French culture and language.”

Geographic location: Quebec, Greenwood, New Brunswick

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