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Thank you Mikey Robins, for adding sunshine and joy to our celebrity interview feature.
I enjoyed the article about school
‘Holiday Learning for Preschoolers
readiness and the importance of
3-6 Years Old’ provides heaps of fun
play. Having a four year old whose
things that i can do with the kids on
birthday is in April, the argument
the weekends. I often struggle to
of sending to school or not has
find crafty and arty things to involve
began and any guidance is helpful.
the kids in and this list was a great
Reading your articles on this matter
helps out in our decision making. Thankyou. S. Rutherford, Mayfield
S. Bridagrt, Cardiff South
I loved ‘A Kids Healthy Christmas’ article. It’s so easy to give in to what
I found the Get Ahead Kids
is easiest rather than what is best
Magazine in my local Library and
for the health of our children when
found the article ‘What Should
we parents are under so much
My Child Be Doing Before Starting
Christmas stress, rush and pressure.
School?’ to be very informative
Thank you for reminding me what is
providing new ideas for entertaining
most important at this time - happy,
and extending my 15 month old
daughters and ideas for the future. This is an article that I will keep and
K. Willis, Raymond Terrace
revisit at times. N. Dalziel, Dora Creek
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News Left to right: David Grey as Buttons,
a l l e r e d in Pantomine C
Sandra Monk as the Fairy Godmother and Katie Wright as Cinderella.
Coming to Newcastle in January
This Cinderella will be slightly
2010 is the classic fairytale,
different; it is produced in the English
pantomime tradition that originated
The production is being staged by Newcastle Theatre Company
in Greece but took off when it arrived on the English shores.
(NTC) and promises plenty of fun
Pantomimes are almost always
and interaction with lots of music
based on traditional childrenâ€™s stories
and dance performed by a highly
and Cinderella is the most popular
experienced cast of local actors,
pantomime of them all.
singers and dancers.
The director, Arlene Richards, originally from England, is an expert on pantomime and a former Prince
The production of Cinderella comes
Charming herself! So it is only fitting
Using the modern facilities of the
complete with two very ugly step-
that she take on the challenge of
Hunter Theatre at the Hunter School
sisters; their equally nasty mother,
directing this mammoth task.
of Performing Arts, this extravaganza
the Baroness; and their hen-pecked
features special effects, dazzling
father, the Baron. We meet the
costumes, a top lighting design
beautiful Cinderella and her best
and music to delight all ages. The
production is sure to entertain both
You will see some local faces in the show including Tracy Ebbetts, Katie Wright, Brian Wark, Nicolette Black, Sandra Monk, Peter Bird, Stewart
Meanwhile the handsome Prince
McGowan and David Gubbay. The
and his servant Dandini have been
musical director is student Owen
NTC (previously Newcastle Repertory
told by his father, the Emperor, to find
Elsley. There will be over 50 people
Club) is a well respected company
a bride and bring the patter of tiny
that has operated since 1957.
feet to the palace. A Ball is called
NTC normally performs for adult
and everyone in the Kingdom is
audiences in their 110 seat theatre in
determined to get a ticket, including
De Vitre Street Lambton and are
Simple Simon; Mary Quite Contrary;
8th-23rd January 2010
busily building their new theatre next
and Old Mother Hubbard.
Hunter Theatre, Cameron St.
children and adults alike.
door to their current site.
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Mikey Robins is one of Australia’s best loved, intelligent, hilarious and most in demand entertainers. His career in both radio and TV has led him to become one of the most recognisable faces and voices in the Australian entertainment history.
An Interview with
What are your thoughts on school
What are your thoughts on the
media hype surrounding child
I would say school is the best place to get an education. What value do you see in a University Degree? There are two main benefits of a University Degree. Firstly, to achieve in whatever academic training that
week in the gym, which I’ve actually learnt to enjoy. Also cooking and I
kid back before it was an epidemic.
keep threatening to take up fishing.
You could say I was ahead of my
What was your first job?
time. You could also say I really didn’t like the gym.
Secondly, spending time with like
Newcastle High and Newcastle
minded people pursuing the same
workmates are still people I met in and around Uni.
Get Ahead Kids® Jan/Feb 10
days I spend a couple of hours a
picking on the fat kiddies, I was a fat
Where did you go to school?
Many of my best friends and
Is lunch a hobby? Actually these
It makes me hungry. Look stop
will benefit your future.
What are your hobbies?
Please tell us about your family. I have been married for over ten years now to my wonderful and long suffering wife Laura.
I worked as a dish washer at a really posh restaurant. What are your career highlights? Seven years on Triple J doing breakfast as well as Good News Week also bits of writing for magazines like GQ and Men’s Style which although not lucrative are really enjoyable.
Left to right: The hosts of Good News Week, Claire Hooper, Paul McDermott and Mikey Robins.
What do you value most in life? Friendships. What is your most unforgettable personal experience? Probably losing over fifty kilos.
What is your best overseas
What advice would you give to
young aspiring comedians?
Gosh we love to travel but last year
Whatever you do, don’t listen to me.
a trip back to Hong Kong was our
best holiday ever.
The place has such an energising
What is your favourite Australian
vibe to it much like New York but the
destination and why?
food is much better.
Port Douglas - it’s relaxed, the diving is fantastic as is the fishing.
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Is Your Child Ready For
By Dr. Jane Williams
Lots of children move into school
that indicates that nearly 26%
these areas simply by undertaking
apparently ready for the challenges
of preschool children have
a daily movement and sensory
that learning brings.
developmental problems that put
But are you aware that up to 30% of children in our classrooms are not?
them at risk of learning difficulties at school.
But you don’t have to wait until your child is attending school. Give
A research study undertaken by
your baby, toddler and preschooler
Toddler Kindy GymbaROO, Tim
lots of opportunity to stimulate
Mirabella and the Hastings Shire
their brain through movement,
Council in Victoria (2007) showed
sensory stimulation and activities
that children with literacy, numeracy
and they will be one of the 60%
This has been backed up by a
and behaviour difficulties in their
developmentally ready for school
large Western Australia study
early school years improved in all of
on the day they start. Now wouldn’t
I believe that this is because children are not developmentally ready for the higher-order cognitive skills that academic learning demands.
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By The Time Your Child Is Of School Age
❑❑ Your child should have good conceptual awareness - this is
❑❑ Your child’s brain must be able to sort out and organise the sensory information coming into the brain from body - this enables a child to be able to visualise. Visualisation is needed to follow instructions; read, understand and write stories;
required for the understanding of concepts - up/down, in/out, and space/time awareness required for organisational skills
Dr. Jane Williams is a Director and
in the classroom, writing letters
General Manager for Research
and numerals, skipping and
and Education, Toddler Kindy
timing events such as catching
GymbaROO and Adjunct Senior
or hitting a ball.
Lecturer at the School of Nursing,
recognise and spell words;
❑❑ Your child should have good
remember words to songs,
visual skills - focusing, eye
follow a rhythm; understand
teaming, distance calculations,
mathematical concepts. Poor
near to far and back again,
sensory organisation also affects
visual ability, convergence and
behaviour, concentration and
peripheral vision. Learning to use
their eyes in these ways enables
❑❑ Your child must be lateralised this means your child has developed a preferred hand, necessary to know with which
reading, word recognition and many other visual skills in the
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classroom. ❑❑ Your child should have social
hand they write! It also enables
and emotional skills that enable
your child to independently
them to cope with busy and
use both sides of the body, be
noisy classrooms, to work in
able to cross the midline of the
groups and to understand and
body and have good hand-
follow instructions. Children who
eye coordination skills. These
are not emotionally ready for
are essential requirements for
the challenges of the classroom
reading, writing and playing
may withdraw from activity
or, conversely start to behave inappropriately.
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New Attitude By Shaunna Privratsky
The first day of school looms and
❑❑ Missing old friends. It is always
❑❑ Not enough energy to get
your child already feels anxious.
hard to lose friends, but you can
everything done. Eating regular
Your family might have moved,
make an effort to cultivate new
meals with lots of nutrition may
transferred, started at a brand new
friendships. Something as simple
not sound like fun, but it will fuel
school, started high school, or just
as being partners in science or
your body for the day. Avoid too
moved up a grade. The classes
sitting together at lunch can
many sugary snacks that give
are different, the rules might have
lead to new friendships.
you a quick boost, but drain you
changed and the homework is harder. Whatever the reason, you just know that your child is stressed out.
❑❑ Worried that no one will like you. Everyone has the same
later when you get a drop in blood sugar.
insecurities. If you make the first
A better snack is one that
move, the other person will most
mixes up the food pyramid; for
Many factors can lead to stress
likely be relieved and respond
instance, some peanut butter
at school. Here are some of the
on crackers with milk, yogurt
common reasons and ways to overcome them: ❑❑ Being in an unfamiliar
❑❑ Nervous about all the extra homework. When you are assigned many projects, it can
environment. We are all scared
be overwhelming. Break it up
of the unknown. As things
into doable tasks. The more
become familiar, the fear and
organised you are with your
stress will disappear.
study habits, the easier it will
and a granola cereal bar, mini pizzas, tuna melt on a tortilla, grilled cheese sandwich, or fruit, crackers and cheese with a smoothie.
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Back to School ❑❑ Being bullied or harassed by
❑❑ Stay in touch with old friends.
other students. This is frightening
You can keep your old friends by
and we sometimes think we
staying in contact and maybe
should handle it on our own.
introduce your new friends.
The best defenses are; telling someone, avoid reacting and standing up for yourself without becoming physical. Most schools have lots of coping strategies for bullying, so don’t suffer in silence. Here are some other ways to make life easier at your new school: ❑❑ Get involved. Join an activity
❑❑ Plan something to look forward to. You might make special plans for the weekend like seeing a movie with friends or relaxing at home. Anticipating something fun can help you get through a tough week at school.
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or another problem, it may be helpful to talk to a trusted friend or family member. Other times, you
way to make friends, since
may be more comfortable talking
they share similar interests. You
to someone who is not so close to
could pick sports, music, student
the situation. They might be able to
council, speech or debating or
give you a different perspective and
other clubs and activities that
some coping strategies. This could
your school offers.
be your school counsellor, school
when you make the first move,
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If you are still struggling with stress
that interests you. This is a great
❑❑ Breaking the ice. Just like
H IT E J E S S IC A W
nurse, a teacher or other counsellor trained to help young people cope
Shaunna Privratsky is a full-time author with two teenage children.
school can help you break out
Give your child time to adjust to
of old cliques and make new
all the changes a new school year
friends. Ignoring broad labels
brings. Life will start to get easier as
can help you become a more
he or she becomes more familiar
likeable person and more open
with the school’s routine and makes
new friends. If you have a positive
interacting with anyone at
attitude your child’s school days are bound to be more pleasurable.
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Live to Learn - Learn to Live By Dorte Bladt
Mick came in to see me at my
There are a couple of issues in this
Interestingly, this type of studying
chiropractic office a few months
scenario. One is to make the best for
and working will result in very poor
back. He had just finished his HSC
Mick in the short run, since the HSC
long term memory of the material
trials, and he was a very unhappy
was only a few weeks away. The
you are cramming. Research has
other is to try to prevent ending up in
shown that to convert the studied
that same predicament again.
information from short term memory
“I studied very hard up to my trials,
to usable long term memory, we
staying up late and reading well
As the school year is about to start,
into the night. I was so stressed, and
let’s begin with the big picture first:
I really don’t think I have done very
Life is so busy! There are so many
Amazing things happen when we
well. Can you please help me so
things which need to be done, that
rest and sleep; our bodies heal and
I can concentrate better when I
we want to do, that we have to
renew and our brains sort and filter
study for the HSC?” This sounds so
get done; school assessments, tests,
the sensory input, as in what we
familiar doesn’t it? Whether it is trials,
hear, see, read, feel, do and then
tests or projects at work, we all tend to procrastinate until we can’t any longer, and then cram at the end, knowing we will not perform at our best.
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On top of that are all the other important things in life such as family, friends, work, exercise, relaxation, rest, spirituality... So the start of the
store it appropriately for future use. So to be able to recall and use information in the right context we have to have more time to digest it.
year, before the routine sets in is a
Sometimes it is very helpful to do
great time to sit down and ponder
a repetitive movement while you
how we best fulfil all our needs
are trying to remember something,
and wants. Try to make a schedule
because the movement activates
where all these aspects are figured
other pathways in the brain, which
basically means that you will
If you work Monday and Tuesday after school and have maths on • Exam stress & relaxation
need to have ‘down time’.
remember information both as a kinesthetic memory and a recall.
Wednesday, you will need to
For example, if you have to do
schedule in some time to study
times tables, spelling words, French
• Neck & back problems
maths maybe on the weekend,
irregular verbs or other rote memory,
• Variety of organic & systemic problems
because Wednesday morning will
try skipping while you say them
probably not be an option.
out loud. When you then have to
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If you have a big project due in week 7, schedule in some time to work on it for weeks prior to the due date, otherwise something else will have to give as you feverishly try to get it done at the last moment.
remember them in class or at a test and find it difficult, if you visualise you skipping, you will access your memory from a different perspective and the information will come back to you.
Back to School Regular exercise helps increase the
were affecting his concentration,
blood flow and therefore oxygen
attention and memory. The same
to the brain, which will help you
misalignment was responsible for
study more effectively. Exercise
the headaches he had suffered
has also been shown to increase
occasionally since a young child.
the hormone BDNF (brain derived
Misalignments in the spine can
neurotropin factor) which makes
affect the way the nerve system is
new nerve tissue. So if you can’t
working, and since the brain and
concentrate, prioritise your time;
nerve system control the function of
go for a brisk 15 minute walk, then
all cells, organs and systems in the
return to the desk and get the work
body, it is not hard to understand
how Mick had not performed at his
The food you consume is also very
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important. Studying can be hard
So Mick received some specific,
and boring, and we often feel the
very gentle and comfortable
need for a ‘wake up’ nibble. We
chiropractic care, to which he
We both look forward to seeing how
generally will go for a sugar hit
responded very well. We helped
it all went. However, what would
because it gives us a short burst
him draw up a study plan, where
have been a lot better, would have
of energy. Unfortunately, after 15
he included time for exercise, work
been to have started this journey at
minutes, we get a sugar low, where
and fun as well. We discussed how
the start of the year, which is what I
we will feel tired and lethargic, so
to include some better choices for
am going to urge you to do today!
this is totally counterproductive.
study foods: water, nuts and fruit,
Standing up and walking to the
and lastly, we showed Mick how to
sink for a glass of water is the way
do some brain stimulating exercises,
to go; both will stimulate the brain
which he should do every day and
into a more productive brain wave
especially if he felt he struggled with
Let’s return to Mick, who obviously
Mick has done very well for these
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Holiday Activities to Set the Stage for
L E AR N I N G
The long Christmas holidays mean
For holiday activities to be
additional investments for childcare,
educational, they need to be
time and cost of keeping young
experiential and involve children on
children entertained in a meaningful
an emotional level to develop:
way. Holiday activities planned on the run and under pressure can be taxing on your nerves and expensive on your purse.
• Literacy skills • Physical strength • Fine motor skills • Social skills • Music & movement
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Planned holiday activities are also more likely to be fun and educational.
Checklist ❑❑ Play Pretend Games Pretend games help to develop kids’ social skills, emotional stamina, creativity and discipline.
Many activities may have a nil cost,
Let them dress up as a favourite
for example a picnic in the park, trek
character! Let them pretend they
in the bush or day at the beach.
are mum or dad, a pirate, a zoo animal, their favourite superhero,
Daily holiday routine needs to be
an astronaut, a train driver,
planned to prevent boredom and
school teacher or doctor.
create an air of excitement for parents and kids.
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❑❑ Enjoy Craft Activities
❑❑ Outdoor Activities
School readiness skills can easily
It is important to build up
be fostered with colouring
physical stamina by keeping kids
in, spot the difference, word
healthy and active with outdoor
searches, drawing, join the dot
activities. There are numerous
and counting activities. There
options including swimming
are numerous craft books in
and surfing, martial arts, tennis,
supermarkets to make this task
throwing frisbees, shoveling dirt,
building sandcastles, racing,
❑❑ Use Rhymes, Song & Music
water play, planting seeds and plants, blowing bubbles, making
Young children love nursery
a bird feeder, skateboarding and
rhymes and songs, so make sure
you plan for these. Singing helps kids to develop better awareness of rhythm, rhyme, words and sounds. ❑❑ Cook with Children
❑❑ Keep a Scrapbook of Holiday Activities Buy a scrapbook and fill this up with memories such as tickets, brochures, leaves, flowers,
Children of all ages love to cook
sea shells, photos and other
and recipes are great resources
memento of the daily holiday
for following instructions, science,
fractions, and a sense of accomplishment. Mixing, stirring, and pouring are enjoyable
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of Importance This is a time of unparalleled growth
When he retired from the Wharton
According to results from a new
of students in Australian higher
School in 1986, Professor Russell
study of student engagement
education. University applications
Ackoff was cynical about the
released by the Australian Council
2009 have grown by 5.6% per cent -
contributions of a university
for Educational Research (ACER), a
the largest increase since 2002.
business education. Amongst other
third of Australian and New Zealand
The number of students in higher
things, he alleged that a business
university students seriously consider
education grew to 1,066,095 in 2008.
education gave students the
leaving their institutions before
vocabulary to help them speak
Despite these escalating student numbers, some argue that most university degrees are totally
with authority on things they did not understand.
The Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) reports that
irrelevant to the job environment
A degree improves occupational
this figure is underestimated as it
and may be a futile exercise in
status and income only if students
excludes students who have already
memorising facts. This viewpoint
choose the right courses. Research
discontinued their studies.
is supported by the large number
indicates that graduates in arts and
of students graduating in subjects
humanities subjects had among
totally unrelated to their job
the lowest earnings upon gaining
Others argue that a university
On the other hand accountancy
students reported that they are
degree is a piece of paper that may
graduates were earning about 40%
most likely to depart prior to degree
help students get a job because
more than them over the course of
it demonstrates the effort and
determination required to get the paper degree.
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Science and agriculture students are the most likely to remain engaged through to graduation. Architecture, education and creative arts
Back to School The Graduate Pathways Survey,
Research conducted by ACER
conducted by ACER for the
backs up anecdotal evidence,
Department of Education,
revealing that the average university
Employment and Workplace
graduate earns 30% more than to
Relations, canvassed more than
someone with no tertiary education
9,000 bachelor degree graduates
five years into their careers and highlighted some key relationships between degrees and employment. This study highlighted that most bachelor degree graduates (about 90%) are in employment five years after completing their studies. Three quarters of graduates are in full-time work.
Tertiary education has a stronger effect on graduate incomes than socioeconomic background or ethnicity. The benefits of completing a degree are likely to be greater during an economic downturn, as employers are more inclined to use educational attainments as a
Undertaking paid work whilst
way of screening potential staff in a
studying for a degree has a positive
competitive labour market.
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Here are some facts that may help you understand, prevent and deal with the ever dramatic and persistent issue of nits. Although these sound revolting; tiny little parasitic insects that crawl around on human heads, feed on small amounts of blood that they draw from the scalp. They are truly a very common problem for kids of all ages, but are
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Some Facts • Lice are wingless, light to dark brown, with 6 hairy legs & all they can do is crawl • Head lice only live on human hair • They live happily in clean or dirty hair • They love everyone regardless of income level • They pose no health risk but can cause bacterial infections • Head lice transfer comes mainly from head to head contact • Head lice treatments may not kill all of the head lice • Lice lay eggs called nits, which are tiny brown/white flecks that can be mistaken for dandruff • Lice cannot be combed out as they stick to the hair shaft close to the scalp • Nymphs are juvenile lice & it only
especially prevalent for 3 -12 year
takes two weeks for them to
mature & lay their own eggs
Checklist for Preventing Head lice
Head lice Quiz 1. You must tie long hair up when
❑❑ Keep long hair tied & stop kids
in contact with other children
from playing with each other’s
hair ❑❑ Avoid sharing brushes & combs
2. Head lice can jump form head to head
❑❑ Wash out brushes & combs in hot water or medicated shampoo
❑❑ Instruct kids not share headbands & hats at school
• Chemical treatment use pesticides that kill the head lice. Over the counter preparations that you can purchase from chemists contain chemicals, which can kill head lice & their nits. Because the nits are encased in a shell, these may not all die at the same time.
the nape of the neck and behind the ears
❑❑ Check regularly for head lice &
if you have head lice
❑❑ Wash bed linen, bed clothes, bed toys & towels in hot water
5. You don’t need to wash or dry-clean items that have come
involves saturating the hair with with a nit comb until all the nits
4. It’s OK to share hats and brushes
conditioner & combing through
3. Head lice are usually found in
❑❑ Avoid direct head-to-head
❑❑ Dry-clean items that aren’t
• The conditioner method
in contact with head lice
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UK (2007) indicated that creative
promote health, and communicate
dance increases the physical
with the divine.
and psychological well-being of
Nowadays, there are numerous
different types of dance styles
Research conducted by the
available to kids and their parents
University of Maryland (Horin 2008)
including rock n roll, jive, modern
showed that about 60% of kids aged
dance, ballet, tap and jazz.
from 9-12 led a balanced life with
Various research studies have attested to the physical, psychological, social, artistic and health benefits of the dance.
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Fun & Fitness
On a purely physical level dancing
Dancing has a broad range of social
improves health, well-being,
benefits including improved body
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image, self-esteem, discipline and
also enhances the cardiovascular
communication skills. It reduces
system and strengthens the bones.
stress, fears and lessens the feeling
Young dancers develop a sense of
of isolation. Group choreography
balance; improve agility, posture,
fosters teamwork, trust and
poise and co-ordination.
Research indicates that mental
Moving creatively encourages
and emotional problems are often
self-expression, movement and
held in the body, in the form of
opens up new ways of thinking and
muscle tension and constrained
doing things. Other dance benefits
movements. Dancing relieves
include; it sparks imagination and
muscle stiffness, reduces anxiety,
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chronic pain and depression. It has
in dance trains them in the basic
been demonstrated as the only
elements of creative movement,
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Engineering in Our Lives The work of an Engineer is used by us every day and we come across engineering everyday in our lives. The toothpaste tube you use is very carefully engineered. The wizbang toothbrush you smear your toothpaste onto was engineered, and there are new innovations for those coming out all the time. When you cook toast in the morning, the toaster was engineered. Even the bread is engineered to increase the life of the food and ensure it stays fresh and free from bacteria for as long as possible. These days many engineers are employed to find better and more energy efficient ways to do things. They are trying to make electricity that doesn’t cause as much pollution as it currently does. They are also trying to find ways to dispose of waste that won’t poison the planet or spread disease.
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These words still strike a chord with
The situation was an examination
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me. My name is Natalie Burgess and
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able to speak to my professor at the
I had an experience a few years
as part of completing my BA with
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ago that led me to use this advice
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me that notification had been sent
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out advising that the venue for the
to do so.
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Duncan Passmore, rang in my ears.
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“If something is worth doing, it’s
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worth doing badly...rather than not
the result and, believe it or not, I had
at all”. And, secondly, “In an exam,
earned a ‘Pass’ for my efforts.
if you have no time and several tasks to complete it is better to do a little of each question than miss out any task completely”. So although there were three questions requiring lengthy answers my modus operandi was to inform the marker that I knew what I was talking about. So my random thoughts were splattered down onto the paper as quickly as they could be - as bullet points, allowing five minutes for each. As I penned the last bullet point
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This is the reality for thousands of
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Get Ahead Kids is an educational magazine for kids from 0-25 and their families. Full of quality educational articles and activities, design...
Published on Dec 31, 2009
Get Ahead Kids is an educational magazine for kids from 0-25 and their families. Full of quality educational articles and activities, design...