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Crossing guards

September 22, 2012


The Big Issue has just published Crossing guards, in which I blow the whistle on life as a school-crossing supervisor here in Melbourne. Here’s an extract: There is no shortage of delightful moments at the crossing. A ginger-haired grade-four boy bounces his basketball across, weaving expertly between kids and parents. A kindergarten boy wearing a […]

Drought grass

April 20, 2012


School’s back. Here’s a story The Age ran five years ago, when the weather was dry. Very dry. THE DROUGHT is over at our school. The grass is greener now, brighter and softer than anything that rain and sunshine and soil could ever bring. Children play happily before, during and after school. And neighbours play […]