A busy day in Gladstone today, with Sam Wheeler doing 2 sessions with 130 year 3&4s at Gladstone Central State School, and Lance Balchin doing 3 sessions with 240 year 7&8s at Gladstone State High School. It’s incredible to see these two wonderful authors in action, tailoring each presentation to match the needs and interests of different student groups, and answering all sorts of questions.
After one particularly rowdy year 8 session, a grateful teacher pulled me aside. Keeping one watchful eye on her students as they filed out, she said “I have so many boys in my class, and they were hanging on every word from Lance today. They’ve told me they can’t wait to go online and build robots to join in the world Mechanica.”