Andrew McDonough at your School!

This year Andrew is planning a schools tour around his new book ‘Jesus was a refugee’.

We’ve had a remarkable response to this story and this has created a lot of interest amongst teachers and schools in Australia and overseas.
(You many not know but over the last 25 years in Andrew’s ‘non’ Lost Sheep life he has worked with hundreds of refugees).

In response to this interest we plan to use ‘Jesus was a Refugee’ for this years schools visits. In these visits he’ll tell lots of stories, draw for and with the kids, show original artwork and have loads of fun! We have 4 focus weeks this year.

Jesus was a Refugee Tour

Term 1 Easter 1st to 5th April – Andrew will also use his new Easter stories

Term 2 Refugee Week 17th to 21st June

Term 3 Book Week 19th to 23rd August – this one is going to fill up really fast!

Term 4 Christmas 2nd to 6th December – ‘Jesus was a refugee’ is a Christmas story.

What’s included?

Full day visits can include assemblies or chapel messages, devotions with staff and of course workshops for classes.
These workshops can go for 40-55 minutes and can include up to 2 classes at a time.
Full day means bell to bell, we can’t have him slacking off.

What’s the cost?

Full day visit $850
Interstate travel and accommodation expenses $375
Total cost when outside South Australia $1225 (inc GST)


What the teachers said!

"All of our students loved having author and illustrator Andrew McDonough visit our school. Students were able to see, learn and understand about the book making process. Andrew kept students of all ages (R-7) captivated with his vibrantly illustrated stories, life experiences and drawing prowess."
Tania Schutz
Redeemer Lutheran College Nuriootpa S.A.

"Fabulous. The students, staff and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed Andrew’s presentations at the assembly and to each class. It was so much fun, Andrew makes his stories come alive, he uses so much  expression for the different characters. He had complete control of every class so the teachers could relax and enjoy the sessions as well. For the dollars paid it was absolute value for money!"
Jenny Pfeiffer
The Good Shepherd Lutheran College Angaston S.A.

What the Kids Say.

"Your drawings are the best drawings I have ever seen."
Dwayne Yr1

"When Andrew McDonough comes to visit it is like a feast. When you read his books they’re like a hamburger. They have so many layers and you enjoy all of it. Once you start you don’t want to stop."
Jacob Yr5

"I really enjoyed Andrew McDonough’s visit because we could do heaps of cool things. We did drawing and making stories and we learnt the structure of a story and how to plan one."
Patrick Yr 7

"It was fun when we did the actions to Zac. I really enjoyed your fantastic session."
Di Yr3

"I loved Andrew McDonough’s visit. He took us on a journey from outback Australia to Mount Everest; from the paddock to the pond and from Earth to Heaven and back."
Trinity Yr5

Speaking Fees

Full day visit $850.
Interstate travel expenses $375.
Total cost when outside S.A. $1225 (inc. GST)

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