The Rising Reporters of Scotch College

Scotch College – August, 2013

 

www.footyalmanac.com.au

 

Sports Stories – becoming a published writer

Joseph Walker, Max Wiggins, Danni Eid, Josh Barnstable, Dom Favata, Callum O’Connor

 

Story 1:

Scotch College and the history of Australian football. (Research)

What happened?

When?

Who was involved?

 

Story 2:

The story of Cyril Rioli

 

Story 3:

The Story of Wayne Harmes and the 1979 VFL Grand Final

What happened?

Who was Wayne Harmes?

Why was it such an important moment?

What details will be useful in telling the story?

Research?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZQDQhtEfYM (footage of the goal)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Harmes (bio)

http://www.blueseum.org/tiki-index.php?page=Wayne+Harmes (more bio)

What else would be helpful?

 

Story 4:

Your story?

About John Harms

JTH is a writer and broadcaster. He is the publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au He has written many columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere and The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story. He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - the oldest is six. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.

Comments

  1. Phil Dimitriadis says:

    Is the Wayne Harmes story really necessary? Still hurts.

  2. Peter Fuller says:

    John,
    Barry Price was (is?) coach of football at Scotch. He was a fine centre man for the Magpies, late ’60s. Maybe the boys could do some research on BP. Two Scotch old boys played for Collingwood in the early- mid 60s (an atypical club for Scotch boys then). Trevor Steer, vice-captain, and Ian Graham, chf, and improbably, a classical musician. They might also be suitable subjects for research.

  3. Two terrific seminars with the Grade 7s today whose knowledge ( of everything) was very impressive. But I especially loved when one of the lads told me of the relationship between Wayne Harmes and Norm Smith. I felt very good about the future of the world.

  4. charlie Hocking says:

    hi John thanks so much for your talk at scotch today it was great and i am in the process of writing a story for you .

  5. Peter Flynn says:

    Sound lesson plan JTH.

    Did you miss the presence of B Beamon?

  6. Thanks Charlie, I look forward to reading your yarn. I really enjoyed the sessions today.

  7. Andrew Weiss says:

    John,

    Knowing that in the past you were a very accomplished teacher (well thats what a fellow Almanacker has told me) I am very disappointed that you have not done the following:

    1. Stated the key objectives you wish to cover during the day and how they will be assessed.

    2. Present your teaching in such a way that it enables differentiation and caters for all learning styles.

    3. Have made sure it fits nicley with the Australian Curriculum.

    Or have you decided to say stuff it to all of the above and let kids just learn and have fun doing it.

    Keep up the good work!!

  8. More fun and frivolity with the Grade 8s today, including some marvellous story-telling from the lads on Adam Scott and the Masters, Michael Clarke’s mop up against India, Scarlo’s toe-poke, Leo Barry’s mark, the Zidane chip-penalty and send-off as well as many others.

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