Wednesday, April 8, 2015

In their own words

The team taking a break - beside a natural spring
Photo Ros Hart
My excitement about school students in Daylesford becoming involved is infectious. I am hearing a lot of talk about it but most of all feedback, in the form of blog comments, from two of the kids involved. Here is what they said:
Thank you to David and Ros for having me as a Sherpa it was really a wonderful experience for me I will tell everyone about this experience I hope to see u next year thank you to all the other people that help all the best
It was absolutely amazing learning to sherpa for you! The whole experience was very eye opening, and truly inspiring. I feel very lucky to have taken part in this, and think it would be a great idea to incorporate activities like these in the school curriculum. As a student, I love interactive learning, and learning to sherpa for you was very rewarding. It was great to hear your stories, and I felt privileged to share the day with you. Thank you to Ros, yourself and the rest of the team for making the day so pleasant. It was great to meet you all, and I hope to see you again.
This is exceptional in so many ways. Preconceptions about disability are being contradicted. New connections in the community are being forged. For the kids, who might not rate school so highly, something different is happening. who knows where it might lead.

For Cornish Hill, and later other tracks, Brendan and I are working on an online map for people toting smartphones. A QR code (those funny black and white square things) on each signpost will tell people exactly where they are.

7 comments:

  1. What lovely letters! Do you have the students' consent to publish their names? They ought to be publicly congratulated - for the graciousness of the letters and the quality of the writing. I'd love to see a pic of Brendan Murray on this blog, too. He's been such a champion in all this.

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  2. Totally agree with you. Brendan is working on the permission angle but I got impatient and posted anyway.

    They have both left their names anyway in their conments on the Tales from the Tracks page so it's slightly academic

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  3. Totally agree with you. Brendan is working on the permission angle but I got impatient and posted anyway.

    They have both left their names anyway in their conments on the Tales from the Tracks page so it's slightly academic

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  4. Such a joy to see young people involved in this wonderful activity and their lovely letters talking about their experiences.

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    1. It's a key development indeed. We are looking forward to more.

      Also to the SVP training this weekend

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  5. Great feedback! More young people need to be encouraged to fully participate and enjoy themselves as sherpas.

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