Ironbark Ridge Public School

Ironbark Ridge Public SchoolIronbark Ridge Public School has embraced Daniel and William’s books in their unit of work this term.

Their stage 3 teachers have focused on making a difference, no matter your age or backgound, as well as learning about sustainability. Continue reading

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Indonesian School Talk

Indonesian School TalkWe were contacted by Wiwin Papilaya, a school teacher in Borneo, Indonesia who we met during our trip in 2008, to talk with her students about our quest to save the orangutan as well as Australia in general.  It was a really interesting discussion as we had to use a translator to speak Indonesian between us and the students.  A number of students were able to speak English and ask their questions directly but our answers had to be translated to Indonesian for them to understand as English is their second language. Continue reading

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QLD Young Australian of the Year 2021

Congratulations Daniel and William !!

Daniel and William attended the Queensland Australian of the Year Awards 2021 at the Brisbane Convention Centre where they were among four finalists in the QLD Young Australian of the Year category.

After the announcement of the four finalists, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced Daniel and William Clarke as the 2021 QLD Young Australian of the Year.

QLD Young Australian of the Year Awards

Daniel almost jumped out of his wheelchair, watch the video… Continue reading

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A Letter from Sir David Attenborough

david attenboroughAfter Daniel and William watched the latest documentary from Sir David Attenborough the boys felt compelled to let him know there are people out there who still deeply care for the environment.

This documentary (A life on our planet), according to Sir David, is his ‘Witness Statement’ of a life lived in front of the camera, around the world, working with many different animals in many different environments and witnessing first hand the impact of global warming.  Sir David says in his documentary, “How, if we act now, we can put it right”. Continue reading

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Queensland Young Australian of the Year Nominees

Young Australian of the yearDaniel and William have been nominated for the Queensland Young Australian of the Year Award.

The Queensland Premiers Department contacted the boys advising they are one of four finalists in the Queensland Young Australian of the Year Awards 2021.

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