COCKATOOS ARE INSPIRING
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.