High School students learn carving techniques to create a spoon or egg using a straight carving knife. Starting with knife safety and techniques, the class quickly settle into some mindful meditation that comes with whittling.
Whittling requires looking at what needs to be taken away to create (or find) the finished shape, a skill that the students develop over the course of the project. Students can then individualise their projects with techniques involving the pyrography pen.
Originally a high school teacher in the public system, Lynn has also taught at TAFE and in community settings. In the Steiner context, she has previously been a kindergarten and primary school teacher. In addition to her roles as Chair and Principal, Lynn is High School Co-Ordinator, teaches Geography and History, and co-ordinates the Outdoor Education Programme. Lynn has a B. Arts (UWA) and a Dip. Ed. (WA Secondary Teachers College).