The Carey Celebrates Literature Festival was launched in style on Tuesday night with a presentation from Academy Award winning animator Leo Baker.

A Churchill Fellow, Leo’s recent work includes The Will to Fly, Australia’s first theatrically released, feature-lengthsport documentary about the life and tumultuous sports career of Olympic champion aerial skier Lydia Lassila. He was also the animator of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. Those in attendance spoke afterwards of being inspired and motivated by Leo, who shared his personal journey, in particular the hard work behind The Will to Fly, which some Junior School students were lucky enough to have a special screening of over the recent Easter holidays.

Following the launch of our annual Literature Festival on Tuesday night, students and staff from all sections of the School have been involved in a variety of activities, including visits from many different authors and illustrators. The buzz around the School over the last few days has been clear evidence that the students are making the most of this popular festival.