In town for the Living Community Festival held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens on Sunday last, Costa Georgiadis, from the ABC’s Gardening Australia program and a School program ambassador for Australian Organic Schools, then spent the next day at Shearwater.
Shearwater is a member of Australian Organic Schools, which educates children about where their food comes from and the benefits of organic food and practices for our health and the environment.
Nadia has been using the resources of this organisation in lesson planning for Primary class gardening lessons. And taking it to the next level, naturally!!
It was a busy day, but a great opportunity to promote biodynamic gardening/farming as it is worked into the curriculum at Shearwater:-) Students from the Primary School cooked a meal with ingredients harvested from our gardens, Harry opened the beehives, and we fired up the wood-burning pizza oven.
We hope Costa enjoyed the day, as much as we enjoyed his visit. We would like to thank Sandra Kimler for arranging Costa's visit.
Year 11 inventor Jacob Clarke took out the innovation award at Ric Richardson's Innovation Pipeline event last week, beating five adult local inventors.
Jacob joined Shearwater last year, and we are happy to bask in the glow of his achievement! Well done:-)
The invention, Picstor, is a portable battery-powered hard drive to back up photographs and video.
Click this link to read more about Jacob's achievement.
Our annual Spring Fair on Saturday was a hive of activity for young and old and featured music throughout the day by students, including a guest performance by popular The Voice contestants Gabriel and Cecilia. Gabriel is a former student of Shearwater, and Cecilia attends Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.
Check out this link to the video on the Echo Net site to see all the fun of the Fair! ... not to mention Gabriel and Cecilia
Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who helped make this year's Fair such a wonderful day.
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