Leigh Hobbs visits St Joseph’s Students by Video Link Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong FEATURED by News Of The Area - Modern Media - March 17, 2017 St Joseph’s Bulahdelah students participated in a virtual video conference with Leigh Hobbs. KINDERGARTEN, Year One and Year Two at St Joseph’s Bulahdelah participated in a virtual video conference with children’s author Leigh Hobbs. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Leigh Hobbs was being interviewed at the Sydney Opera House by Curly from ‘Creative Learning’. Leigh Hobbs is the author and illustrator of many children’s book including ‘Old Tom’s Holiday’, ‘Old Tom: Man of Mystery’, ‘Fiona the Pig’, ‘Mr Chicken goes to Paris’, ‘Mr Chicken lands on London’, ‘Mr Chicken Arriva a Rome’ and ‘Horrible Harriet’ just to name a few. The purpose of the virtual video conference was to foster a love of literature in children and encourage them to read, write and create. Leigh explained to the children that he always wanted to be an artist and children’s literature is a way to share the characters he developed in stories that people can relate to. He spoke to the children about a new book he is currently working on which will be called ‘Mr Chicken comes to Australia’, he even showed the children his sketchbook with some illustrations he is currently working on. Leigh told the children that anyone can develop a character, all you need to do is draw a shape and then give it eyes, a nose, ears and a mouth. The children enjoyed listening to Leigh, asking him questions and learning about how and why he creates children’s books. Isn’t it amazing that through the power of video conferencing children are able to be in the moment at the Opera House and discussing writing with a famous author. St Joseph’s Bulahdelah students participated in a virtual video conference with Leigh Hobbs. St Joseph’s Bulahdelah students participated in a virtual video conference with Leigh Hobbs.