I do love getting letters from you! Gemma and Daniel just wrote with news of their holiday. They were very excited as they have had some poems accepted for Toitoi (I will be telling you where to submit for another issue soon).
Meanwhile they discovered these in Blenheim (I thought it was such a great idea!):
‘Firstly, in the school holidays we went to the South Island and did the DOC Kiwi Guardians challenges there. One that we went to was in Blenheim, called the Taylor River reserve. They had a writers’ walk with “Poetry Boulders” … huge boulders with plaques that have poems, written by local school students on them! The poems raise awareness of environmental values. We thought they were so cool! Here is a photo of one of them.’