Published on: 11 October 2018
The book Power Man was officially launched prior to the term break, with wonderful attendance by the boys from the Peter Moyes Centre and school community.
Hosted in the Senior School Library, attendees had the opportunity to chat with authors Thomas Andrews, Digby Forshaw, Ben Rock and Ben Shields from the Senior Peter Moyes Centre (PMC) and receive a glimpse into this latest release.
The story follows the journey of Power Man, a superhero who becomes one of the most powerful superheroes of all time. Power Man runs into trouble as he comes up against various villains along the way and in particular, a very evil and suspicious character.
“What began as an English lesson to learn about compound sentences, adjectives and verbs soon evolved into an amazing project for the boys,” says Acting Co-ordinator of the Peter Moyes Centre, Daniela Chacon.
“The development of this incredible book offered not only a meaningful learning about writing conventions, but also the opportunity to develop skills to work effectively as a team, negotiation skills and understanding others’ points of view.”
“Once the text was finished and edited, the boys thought it would be a great idea to add illustrations to the book.”
“Luke Milton, a gifted illustrator in our Senior School Library, sat with the boys over several sessions to discuss the way they wanted the illustrations to appear. He worked on the boys’ ideas and Power Man soon came to life.”
“It was a process involving two terms to finish, resulting in a wonderful and meaningful learning experience for all involved.”