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.

Ironbark Ridge Public SchoolIronbark Ridge Public School has 285 year 5 and 6 students and all were keen to meet Daniel and William after learning all about the jungles of Borneo, the orangutans and palm oil.  They also learned through Daniels example that even having a disability like Daniel, nothing can stop you as long as you have a dream, passion and determination and support to make a difference in our world.

Ironbark Ridge Public SchoolDaniel and William organised a day last week with Mrs Sally Hogan, one of the Ironbark Ridge teachers, to do three zoom sessions over the course of one day so that all 285 students could have the opportunity to meet the boys and ask questions.

The questions the student asked were well thought out in each session such as;

  1. Like elephants, do orangutans show emotions?
  2. What challenges did you face to reach your goals?
  3. What was the biggest obstacle or setback you faced?
  4. If you could go back in time what would you tell your younger self?
  5. When did you notice how much you are doing is helping the orangutans?
  6. How has COVID-19 affected the orangutans?

Thanks Ironbark Ridge Public School for such a great Zoom session and great questions.

We hope we have inspired you to not only help the orangutans but to help your own environment within your community.

We can all make small changes with enormous impacts.