Colour Me Orange Day at Oakhill

Oakhill Drive Public School invited Dan and will to present to their Year 3/4 classes today (around 220 students from Year 3 and 4).

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After learning about the orangutans throughout Term 2, using an integrated English Unit, the Year 3/4 classes wanted to engage the whole school by holding a ‘Colour Me Orange Day’ (Authentic Task) to raise funds for the orangutans.  Every student could colour their hair or wear orange clothes for the day.  They had a fantastic day and raised $1,021.30.  They have decided to donate the money raised to The Orangutan Project.

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The students showed Dan and Will a video they had put together called, “Save the Orangutans”, in which they had a lot of information for the whole school.  Lots of photos of orangutan babies and photos showing how deforestation is destroying their habitat.

They produced the video so the whole school community could understand why the Years 3/4 classes, guided by Mrs Adela King, wanted to share Daniel and William’s passion in saving the orangutans from extinction.  The video was fantastic!

After speaking with the Years 3/4 classes, Mrs King invited Dan and Will to make a surprise visit to the Years 3-6 Assembly as these were the students that participated in the Colour Me Orange Day and have become so passionate as well about the plight of the orangutan.

Oakhill drive public school

Dan and Will had a great morning at Oakhill Drive Public School with lots of questions and Hi 5’s at the end.

Well done Oakhill Drive!  Keep spreading the message and we will save the orangutan from extinction.

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Education for Sustainability

The Education for Sustainability program came to an exciting climax today when four schools gathered at Chisholm Catholic Primary School to present their sustainability projects and listen to Daniel and William’s quest to save the orangutan.

Mr Bran Lazendic, Principal of Penrith Lakes Environmental Education Centre, has used Tears In The Jungle as a key Project Based Learning (PBL) tool across several schools and brought them together today to share their findings.

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Cambridge Gardens Perfect Primates

Daniel and William were invited to speak at Cambridge Gardens Public School about their quest to save the orangutan, and the school turned out in force.  Some 250 school children were captivated by the boys presentation and video of their journey into the jungles of Borneo.

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Kyle Sandilands Pays it Forward

Daniel and William adopted an Orangutan for popular Radio Announcer Kyle Sandilands from KIIS 106.5 and was on air this morning with Kyle and Jackie’O.

Daniel, who is a massive fan of the KIIS106.5 Kyle and Jackie’O show was invited on air this morning as part of Kyle’s birthday preparation for this Sunday.  Kyle has informed all his listeners to send in $10 and a card for his birthday and, in his hilarious style, has been quite unapologetic about it.  Daniel said, “I thought that was hilarious so I went one better and adopted an Orangutan through The Orangutan Project’s adoption program“.

You can listen to it here…

Daniel’s mum, Penny, did most of the talking and mentioned how the brothers wrote a book called Tears In The Jungle to which Jackie said, “I have that one at home!!, I love that book.”

Both Kyle and Jackie’O were overwhelmed with the sentiment and Kyle PROMISED to pay-it-forward and sponsor an orangutan…


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CBCA 2018 Notables List

A Notable Book…

CBCA Notables for 2018Today Daniel and William received confirmation their book Fight for Survival has been listed on The Childrens Book Council of Australia’s (CBCA) 2018 Notables List.

“We are so thrilled our latest book has been recognised by such a prestigious organisation such as CBCA”, Daniel said.  The boys latest book, “Tears in the Jungle: Fight for Survival“, follows on from their best selling book, “Tears in the Jungle:  A Children’s Adventure to Save the Orangutan“, which follows their journey to protect the critically endangered orangutan from extinction.

CBCA Notable Tears In The JungleBoth books have been self-published and printed in Australia and used as educational resources in hundreds of Australian schools, universities and even in China.  A well-known Sydney based literary agent was quoted as saying, “It is one of the best self-published books I’ve seen”.

With orders flooding in from book sellers around Australia the boys are hoping their goal of reaching $1m to save the orangutan is well within sight.

Are you a Book Reseller?

CBCA 2018 NotableIf you are a wholesaler or retailer and would like to stock Daniel and William’s latest book, ‘Fight for Survival’, please register your interest and we will get back in contact with you ASAP.

We can also provide you with promotional material to assist in the promotion of the boys book in your store or location.  If you are based in Sydney the boys are also available for guest appearances and book signings (and are available to travel interstate).  Please call Penny Clarke on 0410 644 376 to discuss.


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YATZ at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo’s popular YATZ program (Youth At The Zoo) asked if the boys were available to come and present their quest to save the orangutan to the group.  So Daniel and William went along to speak at their awards night at the new Taronga Centenary Theatre which is an amazing 180 degree indoor amphitheater.

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Christmas wishes DO come true

Orangutan Christmas WishA special Christmas Wish, made by a student of Maraylya Public School came true today when she met her Eco Heroes, Daniel and William Clarke, Authors of Fight for Survival.

After receiving a touching email from Gabriella’s mother about how much Daniel and William’s quest to save the orangutan had made an impact on her daughter and her class, she mentioned how the first item on Gabriella’s Christmas Wish List was to one day meet Daniel and William.

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Cambrai Middle Primary Swings in for Primates

Cambrai Middle PrimaryCambrai Middle Primary school, South Australia, held lemonade stands to help raise funds for the critically endangered orangutan.

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Abbotsford Goes Ape for School Talk

Daniel and William about to present to Abbotsford Public School

The Librarian of Abbotsford Public School, Mrs Beth Hudson, invited Daniel and William  to speak about their quest to save the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra to all of the students.

After reading the boys latest book, Fight for Survival, the school has been learning about orangutans, palm oil and deforestation so the students were extremely excited to hear the boys school talk, first-hand, about their journey through the jungles of Borneo.

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Both Orangutan Books for just $49.90

Click on the image to purchase orangutan booksOrder Daniel and William’s first best selling book “A Children’s Adventure to Save the Orangutan” as well as their latest book, “Fight for Survival” and get $5 off the regular price.

Don’t miss out on this inspiring story of two inspirational brothers on a quest to save the orangutan from extinction.  So far they have raised $845,000 and hope their latest book, ‘Fight for Survival’ will help them reach their $1m target.

Their latest book, ‘Fight for Survival’ also includes QR Codes bringing a new level of realism to readers allowing them to watch videos taken on the boys journey while in Borneo.  “We thought this would make the reading experience more engaging and allow readers to understand the issues facing the orangutan”, William said.

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$5 from every book sold goes to orangutan rescue, release, rehabilitation and protection programs in Borneo and Sumatra.

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