Link­ing the Vale to Bali

Lennox Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

An Alexan­dria au­thor worked with schools 12,000km apart dur­ing a pro­ject with chil­dren in Bali and Christie Park Primary.

Suc­cess­ful nov­el­ist Paul Mur­doch trav­elled to a re­mote is­land to work with chil­dren who at­tend the six schools in its vil­lages.

Paul spent his trip teach­ing the chil­dren to read and write, and helped them to pro­duce their own pic­ture book on san­i­ta­tion, nu­tri­tion and hy­giene.

Speak­ing be­fore his trip, Paul said:“I will be in the

Ba­li­nese high­lands, and it would be re­ally ex­cit­ing for the chil­dren out there if they can share some of their ex­pe­ri­ences with the chil­dren in Alexan­dria.

“Their way of life, their be­liefs, their an­i­mals are all very dif­fer­ent from ours but they are still chil­dren, many of them the same age as the young­sters at Christie Park. So it might be re­ally in­ter­est­ing for chil­dren here to cel­e­brate the dif­fer­ences but also to ap­pre­ci­ate the things they have in com­mon.

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