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Ordinary People doing Extraordinary things – Dare to Achieve

The video below, is relevant to all our lives. Too often we think we can’t do anything or be anybody, because we are just ordinary people. The people in this video achieved extraordinary things in their lives, because they believed in themselves, had the courage to follow their dreams and ignore the “blockers” who told them it could never be done. At Hawkesdale P12, I hope that we can encourage the “ordinary” kids to become “extraordinary” human beings, who can look back on their school days and think fondly of the teachers who encouraged them to fly.

A photo a week…

This is my first photo in the “photo a week” project which I have set up for my students. Each week the students are to take a photo, paste it into their writing journals and write something about it. They will then be able to post these on their own blogs.

Autumn leaves; gold, lime green, orange, brown, red and bronze
Drift down silently to cover;
the grass which is a lush green after a few reviving days of precious rain;
the garden paths – which now need sweeping;
the roof of the garden shed;
the trailer, the rake, the shovel;
and the garden with cheeky tips of autumn bulbs, pushing through for their turn in the autumn sun.
This coat of many colours is worn easily by the things in my garden.
Excitedly, like a child, I scuff my rubber boots through the thick coat of crunchy leaves as I make my way out to the garden shed in the crisp, dewy mornings, to feed my deer.
My face tingles in the chilly morning air and I walk a little faster.
My feet scuff, flick and drag through the newly fallen leaves as they celebrate the arrival of autumn in my backyard.

Marg Murnane 1st June 2008
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