I was invited to be the guest author at Bandung Independent School's book week in January 2019. I did storytelling from "Junglies Collection 2" children's book, a creative writing workshop for the Middle Grade and spoke to the whole school about being an author at the school assembly. I also played games with the children which they enjoyed. I was informed later that the children made a recycled craft project inspired by a toy made from recycled materials I gave away as a prize to winners of the games.
Thank you to the staff and Ibu Irma for inviting me and for making me feel so welcome. Thank you also to Karina, my wife for her hhelp and support as always and to the students of BIS for being so interested and participating.
Sekolah Bintang Mulia - April 2018
Story telling and games at Sekolah Bintang Mulia, Bandung on 20th April 2018. Everyone enjoyed themselves playing games and listening to "The Visitor" from "The Junglies Collection 2".
Sekolah Pelita Bangsa, Cirebon - 5th April 2018
Photos taken from my visit to Sekolah Pelita Bangsa in Cirebon, Indonesia. I received a great welcome and enjoyed the day thoroughly. Thank you to the staff and management and scholars for making the day so awesome!
Festival Dongeng Internasional Indonesia 2017
Photos taken at Festival Dongeng Internasional Indonesia 2017, Indonesia's storytelling festival featuring both local and international storytellers. Francois and his wife Karina, had the opportunity to sell books and Arts and Crafts products under the brand of Kreative Keo (www.kreativekeo..com)
The video below was taken at Starbright Family Learning Centre's Fund Day and Open House on 31st October 2017 (Halloween). Francois, dressed as Frankenstein told his story, "The Junglies haunt a Castle" from his book, "The Junglies Collection 2" on the day. Some of the children were afraid at first but happy and full of smiles after they realised Francois isn't really green!
School and Library Events
The photos from this slideshow were taken at schools, events and at Pustakalana Library in Indonesia where Francois presented "The Junglies" stories.
Schools where Francois has presented include JIMS, New Zealand International School, Global Jaya International School, Tiara Bunda and Victory Plus School in Bekasi. Francois has also done story telling at Pustakalana Library, Mom Baby n Kids EVent at Paskal 23 Mall in Bandung and at Festival Hari Buku Anak held at ITB University in Bandung. Books have also been donated to Ransel Buku, Pustakalana and Rimba Baca.
The video below is from an event at Tiara Bunda School in Bandung where Francois read "Tiger Loses His Stripes" to children at the school.
The video below is a dramatisation of "The Singing Contest" by our daughter and her friends at Sekolah Tiara Bunda in Bandung, Indonesia using masks of the characters faces from the books.
A very big thank you goes out to Ibu Susy and Hanny from Sekolah Tiara Bunda, to Keona, Jill, Michele, Michele, Abi and Seline for participating in the dramatization and to their parents for letting them participate too. Thank you to our friends Pung Soenarto and Megawati Yin Yin for making the video for us and last but not least to my wife Karina who worked so hard to make the masks, practice with the children and make the props as well as narrating the story while I was away at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2016.