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Rebecca Sparrow encourages Middle School students to ‘find their tribe’ - 18 April 2017

Middle School students were recently treated to a very special visit from bestselling author, Rebecca Sparrow.

Rebecca, who has written a number of popular books for teenage girls, spoke about her own experiences as a self-proclaimed “awkward teenager” and how she overcame her setbacks in high school due to having “found her tribe”. She explained that finding just one good friend who will always “have your back” is pivotal to being able to enjoy your teenage years.

Rebecca also spoke about being safe online and the importance of locking down privacy settings on social media accounts, for those girls who are old enough to have them. She reminded the girls that spending face-to-face time with “real friends” would always be far more valuable and uplifting that spending time with “online friends”.

Students also had time to ask Rebecca some questions about her experiences as a teenager, and as a writer in her adult life.

Following her visit, Rebecca posted the below message on her Facebook page:

“I saw this (image below) and was reminded of the hundreds of girls I spoke to today at Lourdes Hill College. They were fierce and funny and smart and there was a wonderful community spirit - a feeling of connection - in that assembly hall this afternoon. I told the girls ridiculous stories of my time in high school and shared my thoughts on the importance of spending your time with those friends who call forth your best. I have the best job in the world talking to teenage girls. Best. Job. In. The. World.”

For more information about Rebecca Sparrow, visit her website.