The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Scribblers Festival; an exciting start to Autumn Term

As part of the College's ongoing partnership with FORM, we are delighted to be hosting the school programme in the inaugural Scribblers Festival;

Storytelling. Characters. Plot twists. Beginnings, middles, and ends. From Young Adult fiction to the children's comic, the new annual Scribblers Festival has the words and pictures, authors and illustrators to go full volume with young Australians' favourite books.


Over three days, from 9 - 11 May, Scotch College will be opening its doors to students from across Western Australia as they join our boys to engage with over 20 authors and illustrators from across the globe.

With a specific Junior, Middle and Senior stream, students across all three sub-schools will benefit from this opportunity to develop their passion for literacy; a fundamental key to engaging boys in learning.

Over the lunch breaks, students will be able to purchase books, have their copy signed and be entertained by roving artists and performers on the College's oval.

Our vision for hosting this festival is to inspire our boys through encouraging the avid readers to read more and to light a flame for the reluctant readers. Reading is a powerful tool not just for learning but to open one's mind to a world of endless possibilities.

'Once you learn to read, you will forever be free' - Fredrick Douglas

More information about the entire festival from 9 - 13 May can be found here:

Mr Peter Allen
Director of Teaching and Learning