Presentation: Read to Succeed

Intended audience: Year 5 –13

Duration: 1 hour

Technology: projector, screen, sound


Can a book change a person’s life? We’re going to learn about two people whose lives were changed by reading: one by a book about rocks, the other – Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams. We’re also going to look at how reading and writing are a part of everyone’s lives, even professional athletes like the All Blacks and New Zealand Warriors. Finally, I’ll give students some tips on how to find cool books to read.

This workshop will motivate students to reconsider what reading can do for their lives.

“I can tell you that it was a very moving experience. David has such a rare gift in the way he is able to connect with the boys (almost all of whom lack confidence, not only in reading but in many other aspects of their lives) and make them feel valued as young men who, whether they themselves can see it or not, are full of potential.”

David Williams. Hamilton Boys High School

“I felt you really connected with the boys here and that alone was worth it. The icing on the cake was getting some to read!”

Susan Hosokawa. Hastings Boys High School