Students have been busy in our new Artisan Studio with Roy, the Leura Bodger. High School students are putting the finishing touches on no-nail stools made with green timber; Erica’s class has designed and made insect homes; and S’haila’s class is making nesting boxes, which links with their current bird study lesson. The nesting boxes and insect homes will soon be installed around the school.
It has been a fabulous experience having Roy teach our students. Roy is a master of working with green timber straight from the forest, using hand-made tools and a pole lathe. He lets nothing go to waste: he will re-purpose an off cut from a bent and rusty nail! If the timber is not from surplus forest cuttings he will salvage wood from old pallets or wherever he can get his hands on “waste” wood. Then he weaves his magic, creating something beautiful and purposeful.
After 20 years working as a civil engineer, manager and general manager, John joined the School in 2001 and has taken several cycles of primary school students from 1st to 7th class. A founding Director, he has also been the School’s Business Manager and Company Secretary, and currently chairs the Finance Committee.
“Through an education immersed in beauty, imagination and creativity, the growing child can step into the world with independence, confidence and deep social engagement: liberty, fraternity, equality.”