Year 5 Class meet the author of the Wimpy Kid!
Not even the rain could dampen the high spirits of the Year 5 class. This was our long awaited class outing… to meet the world-renowned bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney.
Everybody was super excited not only in anticipation of what lay ahead, but this was also the first ever experience of meeting a world bestselling author which only happens once in a life time.
On our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the organisers at the Bay Hotel in the events hall. The hall boomed with activity and excitement, and with kids from as many as 15 other schools bustling around in the foyer. We were ushered to our seats and waited for about ten minutes before meeting this amazing children’s writer. Soon Kinney himself was on stage, vbrant and energised to begin the show. The show was absolutely wonderful and his interaction with the kids – mind-blowing!
Although it was a long drive to and from Camps Bay, Cape Town, the outing proved to be a huge success. Not even the awful traffic jams could prevent us from reaching our destination safely. We all enjoyed every minute of the show with Jeff autographing and taking pictures of his little fans. I have no doubt in my mind that the students pounced at the opportunity of having to meet Jeff Kinney once again when he plans to visit South Africa sometime in the future.
A week has past and still the students continue to speak about meeting Jeff Kinney in real life!