Posted by Jaye Howey on Mar 27, 2018
An expectant “Hush” had just fallen over this Assembly at Rata Street School as children waited for the arrival of this term’s Duffy Books Role Model and the presentation (courtesy of Eastern Hutt and Hutt Valley Rotary Clubs) of 2 books to every child.
 
6 members of our Club attended and really appreciated the “Thanks to Rotary” message which was given in enthusiastic song!
 
The Role Model was Michel Mulippola, a Samoan comic book and School Journal artist based in Auckland. He has received various literacy awards for his illustrations, and showed many of these through a PowerPoint. Many of the characters shown were readily recognised by many of the children but remained something of an “Unknown” to most of the Rotarians!!
 
The excitement and pleasure of the children when receiving their own books is an experience to treasure.
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