“If you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities, you can change the world.” –Erin Gruwell


World Science Festival 2017 in Brisbane

The World Science Festival Brisbane 2017 is being held 22-26 March. According to their website “The Queensland Museum Network holds exclusive license to host the World Science Festival in the Asia Pacific, reinforcing Australia’s position as a knowledge economy and igniting new and challenging discussions in and about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).”

I was lucky enough to be in Brisbane and visited two events on the program.

Colour our Coral: A Mass Colouring Event (The blue coral with pink dots being my artistic contribution!) Apparently this is one of the biggest coloring-in projects on record. I love the idea of the public contribution to a large Colouring In project. Was good fun and could really see kids getting into this.

Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment. An interactive exhibition that takes you through parts of the Hadron Collider. What I really liked in some of the ‘whiteboards’ they used as a way to explain the Physics involved.


First Blog Post

First post in the Hard Fun blog. I’ve started this site as a way to help me reflect on my teaching studies and work with children. I’ve also started the blog as a way for me to collate, in a structured way, some of the volunteer and extra work I undertake with kids. Hopefully the site will be beneficial to parents and other teachers as they look to do exciting things with kids that also help them learn and develop!