Introducing ourselves

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    Ros Bowyer
    Participant

    Hello everyone, Ros here. I’m one of the founders of WA Native Gardens and am so excited that we’ve finally offically launched the Corridor Learning Project, as of the Perth Royal Show! As most of you will already be aware, we’re looking for schools with strong, courageous leadership who are open to innovation to pilot this project. My role in the Urban Wildflower Corridor is one of promoting and supporting the development and growth of community. Looking forward to meeting you all!

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    Bryan Mather
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the start Ros. I’m Bryan, one of the Directors of UWC. The Corridor Learning Project is close to my heart, and I am one of the people who will come to your school to speak to the Board, Principal, teachers and business manager etc to make this work.

    I am have a teaching degree, have taught in prisons, and lectured in universities. But my real background is in change…long story!

    Bryan

    #460

    teresaw
    Participant

    Hi all, Teresa here. I am looking forward to starting something very special here at school with the hope that we can involve those students who suffer anxiety about coming to school. Offering them something that they can do with nature as apart of a community and be responsible for is very exciting.

    #461

    Ros Bowyer
    Participant

    Welcome Teresa! Great to have you here 🙂 Congratulations on working out how to get going with the Forum. What can we do to support you in taking the next step with your school? I suggest, if you like, you start a new topic on this Forum with your question. For example, we can attach material for you to give to interested parties like your principal.

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    Graeme Mitchell
    Keymaster

    Graeme here, by way of intro the value I bring this project is my many years experience as an accountant and decade of experience in business process outsourcing (mostly in China of all places). so while i’m expecting challenges in the development of this new project, i am confident that working together with schools and stakeholders, my team and I can create a hugely exciting outcome for participants.

    #465

    Graeme Mitchell
    Keymaster

    Hi Teresa, I love your post. Thank you. This is indeed a key reason we are standing for the creation of this project within schools. I look forward to sharing this journey with you….Graeme

    #503

    Ros Bowyer
    Participant

    Hi Teresa, what we can do to support you in moving forward with your ideas for your school? Would you like to meet in person or exchange ideas via this Forum? I’ve started a new topic of What’s possible in the Corridor Learning Project? where I’ve mentioned the idea of incursions, we could also possibly set up some of your students to grow plants, starting with the Everlasting Daisy Project next year – what do you think? 🙂 Ros

    #505

    judith.birchall
    Participant

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Judith and I am a Noongar language teacher and Aboriginal Islander Education Officer at Yanchep Secondary college, Yanchep Lagoon Primary and Yanchep Beach Primary. I work with Bush ranger cadets and we volunteer at our local national park. All schools currently have native plants. Yanchep Beach is a relatively new school and started their school by creating gardens and play areas through Nature Play. The plants are all local to our area. Yanchep Lagoon is an old District High school site that boasts amazing old eucalyptus and peppermint trees. Their gardens are also native and over the next two years they will be tearing down the old school and replacing areas with new buildings. Great opportunity to introduce nature inspired play areas.
    Yanchep Secondary is a new school this year and has started off with native gardens too.

    Any advice how I can pitch your group to my principals and start things happening in my schools would be great.

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