So I want to share my thoughts on reaching the end of a huge project that was first conceived late 2013! When Helen Carter and I proposed an Anzac commemoration film to Louisa Guest and Sue Woollard; they gave their enthusiasm, leadership and full support for the project immediately and appreciated our vision of the film as an educational and community resource and future piece of history. That yes, the whole school could be included, that teachers would incorporate our suggested activities into their busy schedules. Our school families gladly signed the permission forms. Our brilliant teachers embraced our ideas with passion and developed their own innovative concepts. As we went along, the scenes I had in my head were fulfilled, many better than I had hoped for.
What I love about documentary filmmaking is the chance to learn about such a wide range of topics myself. But learning alongside the children added an extra layer of delight. At our school the students are respectful, cooperative, eager and imaginative; evidence of the positive culture at CLGPS that my own family has experienced for nearly nine years.
Thanks to our families and extended families for your involvement. Thanks to the Mitcham and Colonel Light Gardens and wider community for help and resources. Thanks to the wonderful teaching and support staff for assistance, patience, flexibility, originality and passion. Thanks again to Louisa and Sue for their hard work and support. Sue we will miss you. Massive thanks to Helen who kept me sane in the final few weeks and who has been a fantastic mentor to me for many years now. And finally thanks to our CLGPS students for being your lovely selves.
This is a project that we can all be proud of.