COCK­A­TOOS ARE IN­SPIR­ING

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

MY grand­daugh­ter who is a teacher in Vic­to­ria in­vited me, aged 82, to have a video hook up with her 23 Year 2 stu­dents to talk about my school days in England.

Af­ter the in­tro­duc­tions, the ques­tions came thick and fast.

Did you write with a feather? No, we had a pen with a nib, there was an ink well on my desk and you dipped the pen in the ink. I had to ex­plain what ink was. Were you caned at school? Yes, and of­ten.

Bent­ley res­i­dent Michelle Denise is very ta­lented when it comes to paint­ing. She has been in­spired by the red-tailed cock­a­toos that pass through the Rowethorpe Vil­lage. “I hope my work will be hung up some­where to make peo­ple smile as they con­tem­plate how we can save th­ese mag­nif­i­cent crea­tures from the brink of extinction,” she said. Send your pic­tures to south­erngazette@com­mu­ni­tynews. com.au.

ROBERT ROSSI, Kewdale.

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