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School tours prove a hit
With a background in primary school teaching, Helen made sure she created a book that had plenty of substance and could be relevant to many curricular streams. Keen to share its message and raise its profile, she set about scheduling school visits across New Zealand. These FREE 50 minute sessions have proven popular and engaging as Helen shares how the book came about, narrates the book and then unpacks many of its secrets. Here’s what some staff and students had to say:
Words cannot recommend ‘Treasure Beyond Measure’ enough! Beautiful, detailed illustrations bringing words to life, which is such a relevant impacting topic. The language, the learning, the thinking! The kids absolutely LOVED it!!
Tracy Turner, Teacher
Treasure Beyond Measure’ is a great teaching resource that promotes further discussion around looking after our world. With a New Zealand touch, ‘Treasure Beyond Measure’, is a must have for all libraries or classrooms.
Shelley Mackay, Teacher
“Who imagined collective nouns could be so much fun!? The illustrations and overall message are a timely reminder of what’s at stake if we don't take conservation issues seriously.”
Julie Salisbury, Teacher
“I can’t wait to buy this book to use in classrooms - It will lead to so much quality teaching and become a favourite, I’m sure.” Jen Tooley, Teacher
“We have had both copies of your book issued out of the school library ever since they hit the shelf! The rich language and illustrations are very engaging and have our students hooked. It will be a text we can use time and time again in our school to learn from.”
Casey Graves, Teacher
"In my position as librarian of a primary school I see many new picture books and texts that just don't quite make the grade, but then along came Helen with a very real treasure, Treasure Beyond Measure in fact. Helen Griffiths' experience both as a former classroom teacher, now speech language specialist are evident both in the way in which she has used such a range of fabulous vocabulary in her rhyming stanzas and also in her ability to totally engage groups of students with her global Kaitiakitanga / conservation theme.
Jackie Cameron, Librarian
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