Please get in touch with Draco Viridi to organise a book reading and educational discussions with the author. A fun and impactful session can be tailor made to your classroom units of enquiry and the age of the students.
French International School
Thank you for a great talk today! It is wonderful to see your passion for the environment and we really loved learning about your heroes. Sadly, Hong Kong has such a long way to go, and covid has created an even bigger waste problem which no one is talking about. It was perfect timing too as today is Earth Day! Apr 22
SC) - Renaissance College had 3 days author visits with Suzanne Younan in March. Suzanne did a very good job with all of our Yr 1-4 and 6 students. She is very flexible and our year 6 students had so many questions about her initial ideas of raising awareness of plastic problems. They had a lot of inspiration for their exhibition. We had Suzanne 3 years ago on-site. That was much better of course than on zoom.
Yr 6 - The session about action with Y6 was inspiring. Hearing the ways that you have taken personal action and made a difference within the community was fabulous. The students learnt a lot about the types of behaviours they can take as they work towards the Exhibition and making action a lifelong skill was excellent, very inspiring. Thank you for answering all the questions and inspiring us all.
Yr 2 - I liked the way the story connected to Hong Kong so the children could connect to the local environment. Thanks for join us.
Shirley CHAN & Yr2 and Yr 6 teachers
Primary Teacher Librarian
Renaissance College ESF
ESF Renaissance College
International College Hong Kong
Suzanne Younan visited our school via Zoom to share her story, ‘The Green Dragon’ with our Year Two students. Her visit was part of a unit about how humans impact on habitats. This was the second time that Suzanne had worked with our Year Two students. After a successful visit last year, she was recommended by one of our teachers.
In preparing for the visit, Suzanne was incredibly easy to communicate with. She is passionate about her work and she is very organised and flexible.
Her presentation was excellent. She engaged our students. They loved the story and, since her visit, they have been inspired to take action and to reduce plastic usage at source, calling themselves ‘Green Dragon Superheroes’.
Director of Learning
International College Hong Kong
Primary and Kindergarten
French International School, Jardines Lookout
Suzanne Younan came to The French International school to talk about her fabulous books The Green Dragon and The Green Dragon and the ‘Oh No’ Bird. She did much more than just an enthusiastic reading though, she also excited the children about how they can help care for our Earth and the ocean. She told lots of fun stories about her dog on Hong Kong beaches that made the students listen, care and want to make a difference. She was an absolute hit and I recommend getting her into your school as soon as possible!
GSC English Teacher
Coordinatrice de l'anglais site de Jardine's Lookout
Coordinator for the English Department Jardine's Lookout
Kellett School, Pok Fulam
It was a pleasure to work with Suzanne. When working with her to plan sessions, she was extremely flexible and knowledge. She has a lovely style with the children and explains things at a level that all ages groups could understand.
Her story has such a powerful message and covers such a relevant issue that affects all of us. Her book delivers this in an engaging way that the children can understand and relate to.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with Suzanne and learnt a lot from both her and her story.
English Curriculum Co-ordinator
Victoria Kindergarten, Causeway Bay
Our school enjoyed a wonderful visit from the author Suzanne Younan, who shared with us her book, The Green Dragon. It was a timely visit as we were just completing our unit on Sharing the Planet, which linked very nicely to the message of her story. The children were enthralled with the tale of Willy the Dragon and his friends.
Suzanne shared with us the inspiration behind her book, which the children found so interesting. The children were able to really relate to the story as it is set in Hong Kong and it’s so great to be able to make a connection to a book in this way!
If you have an opportunity to invite Suzanne to your school, her presentation has a very poignant message about single use plastic and how we can all do our part to take action. Following her visit, the children had discussions about how they could be Super heroes for the planet which shows the impact the story has made with them!
When Suzanne Younan visited our school we knew that she had passion and and a book that we related to, what we didn't realise was just how relevant and inspiring her visit would be.
Rebecca Rigden Green
Peak School Librarian
This is an important story, with endearing characters and a powerful message. As the book was set in Hong Kong, my students were instantly engaged as they could relate to the story. This enjoyable book can also be used as a teaching resource. In our class, we were able to link this with our learning to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and to our wider concerns about the environment.
Suzanne also joined us on our school beach clean up, sharing her book and giving a very informative talk about alternatives to single use plastic. Thank you Suzanne for helping raise awareness of these problems and for encouraging future generations to take action.
Yr 2 Class Teacher
Peak School, English Schools Foundation
Nord Anglia International School
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