Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

Dance spectacular ‘not just for Indians’

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT The Gold Coast will become the scene of a dance spectacular as “Meera” opens early next month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwRXxVNGNxA&feature=youtu.be Meera’s upcoming release will see a cast and crew of 300 take to … [Read more...]

Local boy brings hope to farmers’ kids

Sabre and the Parcels of Hope donations

TYLER HOWLETT When five-year-old Sabre Fazel said he wanted to bring hope to the children living on drought-affected farms, no one could have predicted that this simple idea could have such a big impact. But Sabre’s mum, Sarah Yip, decided they … [Read more...]

Learning through song and dance

LUCY REES Singing, dancing and reading are essential for healthy child development, and parents looking for options are well served on the Gold Coast. Story Rhyme Time is a free event held at Robina Town Centre, allowing children to learn in an … [Read more...]

Downfall Creek Bushland Center celebrates 30 years

The Downfall Creek Bushland Center

BODHI CUTLER McDowall’s Downfall Creek Bushland Center is currently celebrating an impressive 30-year anniversary, and it's just as popular ever. The center, which was opened in 1988 by former Brisbane Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson, is … [Read more...]

Students tell stories through dance at Wakakirri festival

Fernvale State School The Tiger in I

LUISA AUSAGE Students from 22 schools around Queensland have performed live “story dances” as part of Australia’s largest performing arts festival, Wakakirri. Established in 1992, the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge invites students across … [Read more...]

School hosts Indigenous games carnival

Ceremonial spears

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that the following story contains names of persons who have died. MICHAEL SLEEP Salisbury State School celebrated Indigenous culture and learning with the launch of their first … [Read more...]

Universities and schools put focus on sustainability

UQ sustainability coordinator Suzanne Davis

ISABELLA CHENG Universities and schools around the country are making a big effort to be environmentally responsible and sustainable. One of the universities placing a strong focus on sustainability is the University of Queensland, which is … [Read more...]