Literacy Week – The final day

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Our last visiting author this week is Karen Healey who shares two things with our Writer-in-Residence Carl Nixon – they both went to Canterbury University and they both spent some time teaching in Japan.

Screen shot 2013-05-23 at 11.29.16 AMKaren has published two books so far with a third due out this year:

Guardian of the Dead 2010

The Shattering 2011

When we wake 2013

At morning tea today we held a String it Together quiz. If you missed out, here are the questions:

1. Which Disney character sings “I’ve got no strings to hold me down?”
2. What theory links John Schwarz, Michael Atiyah, Ed Witten, Jim Gates, Eva Silverstein, and Juan Maldacena?
3. In which 1938 film, starring Judy Garland, will you find the song “Zing!Went the strings of my heart?”
4. Who said “The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost.”
5. Which song won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967?
6. What name is given to the largest part of an orchestra?
7. What come as either simple, reverse-twisted, or looped?
8. What is another (string related) name for riata?
9. Name three plants whose fibres when twisted together make a thread, a string or a cord?
10. Who are the two lead actors who starred on the film “No strings attached”?
1. Pinocchio
2. String theory
3. Listen, Darling
4. Bennett Cerf
5. Puppet on a string sung by Sandie Shaw
6. The String Section
7. Bow strings in archery
8. Lasso
9. You can choose between Cotton, Sisal, Jute, Hemp, or Coir
10. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher

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