Norman Lindsay Festival of Children's Literature on 2nd and 3rd April, 2011. The 11th annual Norman Lindsay Festival of Children’s Li...
What Schools are doing for the environment
No waste Tuesday A school in Australia has one day a week when there is no waste in anyones lunch box - students or teachers. Points are given to the class with the least waste. If waste is taken to school it has to be taken home! Does your school do anything like this?
Fruit scraps are recycled Also from Sydney Australia a school where kids are bringing fruit for recess and composting all the scraps into their worm farm. This compost is eventually put on the vege patch. Each class has it's own garden where they learn more cool stuff about being eco friendly.
Good News for the Environment in A.C.T.Australia Burgmann Anglican School in Gungahlin is trying out many ideas to help the environment - energy efficient lights, recycled building materials, rainwater tanks and use of natural light.' Go to ABC Canberra site for the full story of what the school is acheiving.
Matt Banting, male from Australia, won under 16 World Junior Surfing Championship in New Zealand as well as the Quiksilver King of The Groms title, France in 2010
Erica Hosseini, female from USA, won 5 titles in National Scholastic Surfing Association in 2003 age 16.
Gabriel Medina, male from Brazil, ASP WQS 6-Star Maresia Surf International 2009
Malia Manuel, female from Hawaii, won Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing at the age of 14 - the youngest to do so. Age 15 won Nike 6.0 Pro Junior
Dorothy Straight, American, "How the World Began", written at age 4, published in 1964
Hilda Conkling American, started writing poetry at age of 4, "Poems by a Little Girl", published 100 poems in 1920 when she was 10.
Jayne Fisher , Wrote and illustrated "Garden Gang" stories for Ladybird Books.
Alexandra Sheedy "She Was Nice to Mice", published in 1975, when author was 12 years old.
Isaac Randel, American,"Mysteries of the Undiscovered", age 12 when written.