Studying Year 11 Literature in the VCE Early Entrance Program, Year 10 student D'Artagnan Holt reports on a grand literary adventure.
On Tuesday 22 March, the Year 11 Literature class strolled down to Elwood village to celebrate our last class for Term 1. We were all looking forward to a leisurely lunch at Jimmi Jamz.
However, before arriving at our destination, we took a pit stop at The Grumpy Swimmer bookshop in Ormond Road for another significant purpose - to pick up a book that is regarded as one of the most remarkable pieces of American literature ever created, The Great Gatsby. Authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this novella will be our next text study after finishing the readings on young Australian poetry.
Having explored the peaceful atmosphere of the bookshop, we headed along the street to Jimmi Jamz for pizzas and coffees – a high culture moment in our learning.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our first term of Year 11 Literature and were delighted to end the term on such a high note. As we dive into Gatsby in Term 2, we hope to further ourselves as a cohort and continue to flourish with our literary adventures.
A big thank you to Mrs McDonald for providing us with these opportunities to explore literature for all it is, a concept too expansive for just the classroom.