Trinity Grammar School’s books@breakfast events continue to go from strength to strength, with record crowds attending to listen to and be inspired by visiting authors to the School. The events were created as a way for parents and their sons to bond within the framework of literacy – by featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text and inspire lifelong learning, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.
The aptly named books@breakfast programme, created and run by Trinity’s Arthur Holt Library, invites accomplished authors to visit the school and address students, parents and teachers, with the purpose of promoting boys’ literacy and giving parents the opportunity to model good reading habits.
A record crowd of book and sport lovers were on hand for the latest books@breakfast event, featuring elite sportswoman Ellyse Perry in conversation with Fox Sports journalist Jim Callinan. She is among the all-time cricket greats and is the only player, female or male, to represent Australia in both cricket and football World Cups, making her international debut in both sports at the age of just 16. Ellyse has accrued more than ten years of elite-level success and is currently the world’s top ranked women’s all-rounder.
Ellyse’s career is dominated by firsts and milestones – she is the only person in the world to score a cricket test match double century, take five wickets in a test innings, and score a wonder goal in a football World Cup.
Trinity boys and their parents were lucky enough to speak to Ellyse just days before the launch of her new book, Perspective. The conversation was wide-ranging, and covered her childhood, love of being in a team, and why she played cricket on her wedding day. She happily answered questions from boys, parents and staff, and stayed to sign copies of her book, and be photographed with her eager fans. She confided that it was the first time she had ever signed her new book!
“It was great that Ellyse was able to be our inaugural sportsperson and first female speaker at our books@breakfast event. With Australian literacy levels under the spotlight, guest authors can offer insight into subjects of interest to our students, and promote reading for education and enjoyment,” said Stefanie Gaspari, Arthur Holt Library Director of Library Services.
The next books@breakfast event will take place early in 2020.
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