Science and Story


Puna Ako

Des Hunt

Scientist and award winning writer, Des Hunt is also a magician, of sorts! He used explosions and analogies to teach us about the essential ingredients of story structure - a topic that sounded less than exciting but one that was brought to life with physics, chemistry and great storytelling.

Volunteer from the audience, Jorhius Kazakevics takes part in the experiment

Des spoke to the whole school and brought with him an array of props to blend the wonder of science with the creativity of story. The presentation was part of The Story Festival and proved extremely popular!

Des is a prolific writer. He’s written numerous books such as the following …

Magic magnetism and other forces!