Today the whole school was really lucky that we had a Duffy Role Model Assembly. This afternoon we had Henry Tuipe’a come and discuss with us about his love of stories and reading. He was really funny! Henry went to UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts and graduated with a BA in acting. He became involved in Duffy Books in Homes after auditioning for ‘Duffy’s Big Day Out’ in 2000. Henry played ‘Scruffy’, Duffy’s little brother. A former presenter on TV3’s ‘Pacific Beat St’ on Saturday mornings. Host of the ‘Stage of Origin’ shows as seen on Maori TV & TV3 he is now a radio DJ on Niu FM (103.8FM) and is better known as ‘Jandals’.
We all received our Duffy Books today and are so lucky and cannot wait to read them over the holidays.