Author Ridley Pearson Speaks to Students at Disney Homeschool Days
The Walt Disney World Resort just completed another Disney Homeschool Days event, during which author Ridley Pearson headlined events planned for homeschool students from around the country.
Pearson, author of both the Kingdom Keepers and Peter and the Starcatcher series of books for young adults, spoke to the crowd of about 800 students gathered at the Premiere Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The popular writer discussed his literary career, as well as what inspires him and his personal writing process. To learn more, students also took part in a Q&A session with Pearson following his presentation. The event coincided with Florida Literacy Week.
In addition, Disney Homeschool Days students got a sneak peek at the new self-guided interactive game, Kingdom Keepers Quest, at Magic Kingdom, which is based upon characters in the Kingdom Keepers stories.
Disney Homeschool Days take place bi-annually, and are an opportunity for children who are homeschooled or who utilize virtual educational programs to gather at Walt Disney World for camaraderie and career-building experiences, as well as to take part in other Disney Youth programs. For more information on Disney Homeschool Days, as well as other Disney programs geared toward youth education and enrichment, visit www.disneyyouth.com. Another Disney Homeschool Days event is scheduled for the fall.