School Asssembly Videos

Hydrologic Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

Geography Video Hydrologic Water Cycle from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Oceans, lakes, and rivers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface.

Evaporation moves water from the surface into the air as vapour. Clouds may form.

 

 

Hydrological Cycle Introduction from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Rain and snow carry water back to the surface.

The process is called the hydrological or water cycle. Use your words to define and describe this.

 

 

Brisbane River The Hydrological - Water Cycle Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

How and where people live is determined by their water supply.

Assess a globe and a world map to consider the implications.

 

 

Hydrologic Water Cycle River Wey Geography Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Explain how lack of water for home, industry, and farming is an important issue.

Evaluate sustainability and the management of water supplies to communities may create tensions.

 

 

Geography Video Water Sustainability from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Eddy Jackson
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Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

 

Water Cycle

The hydrolic cycle describes the circulation of the planet’s water. Temperature and weather conditions influence whether water is gas, liquid, or frozen.

Oceans, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere influence the movement of water.

Can you think why, where, and when this occurs?

What happens?

Recycling Water

Earth has been recycling liquid water, as solid ice, or as a gas vapour for billions of years.

When you drink a glass of water, think who may have tasted it before you.

A polar bear, a brontosaurus, a Viking, farm animals, or an ancient city dweller?

 



 

Evaporation and Condensation

The changing state of water is due to evaporation from the oceans into an invisible vapour. Clouds hold this and condensation produces liquid rain or snow.

Think about this process and trace the weather patterns that cause it.

 

The Hydrolic Cycle

Run-off rainwater may return into rivers by flowing into the oceans. The water in hydrolic cycle is part of a never ending pattern.

Make a picture, diagram, or collect images of the water cycle.

 

Your Local Water Cycle

Using your location, map out, make a chart of your local water cycle.

What factors may influence the water supply?

 

Glaciers and Snowfields

Glaciers and snowfields trap and contain freshwater in it frozen state. Snow and ice trap most of Earth’s freshwater.

12% of the earth is ice today. Thousands a years ago, it was a third of the planet.

Check out and contrast the changing nature of the frozen planet over time.

 

Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

Sea Level Rises 

Melting ice caps and glaciers cause sea levels to rise. What is the impact for communities around the world?

 

Key Words

What do these geography words mean?

Evaporation

Condensation

Precipitation

Collection

Moisture cycle

Hydrologic cycle

Hydrosphere

Transpiration

Summary Water Cycle

The movement of water is a dynamic process. It involves changes in different physical states.

 

Eddy Jackson
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Art Education Child Development

 

 

 

The Importance of Art Education in Child Development

How do your learners develop essential cognitive and motor skills? Is the child benefiting from art in school?

Does the national curriculum, exams, SATs, and OFSTED deliver this? What’s your view?

Mothers, parents, and artists use art for skill development. These activities are precarious in some schools.

Art education and child development promote a range of life-skills.

DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS

  • Fine and motor skills
  • Language development
  • Decision making
  • Visual learning
  • Inventiveness and
  • Cultural awareness

The benefits of arts-rich activities lead to enhance literacy and mathematical capabilities. These lead to improved academic performance.

Exploratory play, art, and creativity engage the learner's high order thinking abilities.

HIGH ORDER THINKING SKILLS

  • Analysing
  • Comparing
  • Organising
  • Deconstructing
  • Interrogating

Art in education helps by nurturing the human experience through emotional literacy.

Successful learning takes account of the learners preferred learning style.

 

 

LEARNING STYLES

  1. Visual – Learns best with pictures and images.
  1. Physical – Using kinaesthetic learning using movement and touch.
  1. Aural – Using sound and music as the preferred way to learn.
  1. Verbal – Learns most by using words in speech and writing.
  1. Social – In groups or through interpersonal exchanges with other people.
  1. Logical – Using reasoning and logic in mathematical concepts.
  1. Visual Arts – By developing spatial awareness, dexterity, color, shapes, symmetry, and perspective.

These have implications for successful teaching. Special school staff customize the curriculum to the needs of their pupils. Mainstream schools find this approach difficult to put in place.

 

Michelle Ayavoro |Director of HerArt CIC | http://www.herart.co.uk/ & Sally Burston

 

Art pedagogy raises academic achievement, encourages reflection, independence, and collaboration with others. It has direct connections in developing high order thinking.

Art and the expressive arts suffer in our centralized bureaucratic state education system.

Evidence shows that art delivers many pathways to successful learning. Children develop essential cognitive, motor skills, and core developmental processes.

 

Art Education | HerArt | Delamere School from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Eddy Jackson
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Resilience Emotional Well-Being Videos

Dedicated to a 15th February birthday.

 


Asta's Bird Shadows

A series of learning resource videos to support school assemblies, social studies lesson plans, and awareness of resilience.

Based upon a fictional ninth century narrative based in the north of England, the plot can easily be referenced to events and news stories happening in the present.

As in James Joyce's Ulysses or quantum theory physics, viewers may pursue numerous paths in gaining insights through critical thinking. The content puts  demands on the audience.

These videos are part of an ongoing series. They comprise of teaser and trailer videos for Asta's journey and longer features outlining the story.

Full access to all the resilience, emotional well-being videos are available on Vimeo via VOD and OTT.

 

The Story

“Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was ………..”

 

MAP SETTING THE SCENE FOR ABOVE

Located in the Morecambe Bay and its physical geographical features. The scope includes the IOM, Walney Island, Peil Island, the Lune and Wyre, Bowland Fells and Ingleboro.

 

MAIN CHARACTER & HEROIN

Asta (Ash -ta) is a diminutive of Astrid. Astrid originates in Old Norse languages and means "divine beauty".

SAVIOUR OF ASTA & HER FAMILY

Gyda is a Danish variant of Gytha. Gytha originates on Old Norse and means "God is gorgeous".

HEROIC SCHOOL FRIEND WHO LEADS EVERYONE TO SAFETY

Leif. Descendant of Leif Erickson

KEY SUPPORTING CHARACTER WHO IS THE GREAT THINKER THAT BRINGS PEACE

Magnus. Great.

 

PLOT/ARC/DEVELOPMENT/EMOTIONAL HOOK

Nordic hamlet raided by Celts from the Cumbrian Mountains

Above escape

Tell their story(ies)

Include key ethical/moral/learning points:

    • Telling a personal voyage of discovery
    • Overcoming challenges
    • Having a powerful epiphany
    • Redemption and learning point(s).

 Asta's Bird Shadows

Shivering, shaking, blinking, I suddenly woke from deep sleep to a nightmare. Hearing terrifying cries, filling the nights’s darkness with violent echoing chaos, I put my head under a pillow.

Arrows took the last breath away from the night watch and silenced the guards.

The silent northern blue tattoed raiding Celts, skilfully scaling the hamlet’s wooded defences and breeching the battlement, were now howling for blood. Swinging, flashing silver blades, struck the heart of my community.

Now howling and screaming, the violators charged, kicking in doors, entering, and ending the lives of families stumbling from their last slumbering movements. Oozing blood flowing from the living signaled the ending their conscious existence. Final screams and gurgling from surpised gaping mouths signalled their ending. They had no chance.

The burning hamlet on Priory Hill sent flaming fingers upwards. Relecting clouds lit up an image of bedlam and hell.

Grabbing my hands, with the tattoed raiders storming up the stairs, Leif and Magnus, were lowering me out of the window, as the old world was ending. Capturing Gyda and dragging her away, the torched the wooden house and cremating the inturned bodies.

These are worst scene from the nightmares haunting my early life. May you never experience the misasma from hells infernos of the burning stench of human flesh panicking, baying animals escaping flaming barns.

Stumbling along a hidden forest path with night birds guiding and flanking our paths to safety, a parliament of tawney owls were scouting the escape route. Bats sonic screeching helped by spotting hazards and fallen trees. A chorus of hooting was guiding the fleeing refugees. Silent, sure footed roe deer guarding the flanks, helped by propping us up, stopping us falling.

 

Away to the North West, on Priory Hill, evil skies were reflecting angry red and yellow flames started by the evil night raiders.

At the ending of the escapade from the raiders, the trooping deer, who had been skilfully, and very, very quietly escorting my frail party, led us into a secret hunting lodge hidden high in the foothills of the fabled Table Top Mountains.

The refuge was guarded by dense thickets, fast flowing rivers and small lakes. Only the best and fittest survived here. Eagles and birds of pray, carrying out high level reconnaissance from the skies, were searching, scanning, and circling the hidden refuge for signs approach from the marauding kidnappers.

For two days, laying low, we spent sleeping, talking, planning, and discussing escaping from our catastrophic nightmare. Staying locked in the warmth security of our safe house would have been the easy option. The will and the desire to save Gyda and try to do something positive was the winning option.

Again with the roe deer silently guiding us through the thickets we found a small coracle tied to the moss covered bank of the fast flowing river bank. With salmon and otters escorting us, the leather craft was soon quickly bobbing down the winding river. Birds, wrens, robins and crows were keeping a sharp look out. Ferrying past rocky rapids, valley troughs, deep pools with swirling whirlpools, we escaped to the sandy estuary where the river entered the bay. Here the deer and bird friends handed over the watching brief to gannets, petrels and black backed gulls. Darting, dancing, glinting dolphins began towing the tiny craft over the blue seas to the magical castle on the island in the west where the sun sets.

As the moon was waxing, the dolphins were safely guiding us into a sheltered cove hidden from prying eyes and the evil raiders.

Scheming how to rescue Gyda in the magical island castle, Magnus, the wise, began slowly evolving his cunning plan with the horned, helmeted Norsemen. Leif used his heroic fathers links to build up new friendships with the clans, families and alliances that had evolved from his families proud heritage exploring distant lands across the ocean toward the setting sun.

 

Constantly, the petrels and swallows, were bringing news of sightings and developments on the movements of the the northern raiders. A drugged and tied up Gyda was being taken north into the Purple Mountains and the home of the Celt marauders.

Circling high over the hill route to the northern, purple mountains, buzzards following the raiders, were constantly informing on the raiders movement. Magnus, thinking, working hard, and mapping out the information, was developing a courageous plan to save Gyda. In the briefing for the raid to save Gyda, Magnus was delegating duties and tasks. Whales and dolphins for aiding the rescue party across the blues seas and into the sandy estuary. Flights of birds were the eyes and ears with deer and hares leading the heroic rescuers to the brigands camp.

Tawney owls coordinating the rescue, hooting as dawn was breaking, were secretly scouting the approach route to the brigands den. Asta, Magnus and Lief riding on the backs of the deer, knowing the otters were breaching the stockade, prepared their stun granades and laser swords. Creeping through the silent, sleeping enemy den with snoring Celts, quietly waking a trembling Gyda, Leif treading silently led the brave raiders to the safety of the surrounding forest.

The animal friends, escorting the rescuers, gave no clues away to the drunken Celts. At the estuary, a school of whales, towing the long boat, ploughing the gentle waves, sped the rescuers to safety.

Gyda, crying, laughing, speaking, was telling the party of her ordeal when the golden eagle landing on the balcony, told how the Celts, fighting a loosing battle with the forest animals, were being driven out of their mountain dens.

Celebrating the victory, Asta, proclaiming peace, made a declaration of independence for the animals and the people the magical land of the Winding River.

 

 

Eddy Jackson
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Skiddaw Lake District Wheel Chair Ascent

 

 

 

Tom Green of Lancaster is training hard for a heroic ascent of the iconic Skiddaw mountain in the North Lakes:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Green22

 

A sophisticated networker with a can-do, get up and go attitude, Tom has linked up with some of the best organisations in the region: Bendrigg Lodge, the Calvert Trust and Lancaster University to support his daring bid. 

 

Disability Wheelchair Skiddaw Challenge from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

I caught up with Tom and his father, Peter Green, on a wet August morning orienteering just south of Skiddaw at the Calvert Trust.  

The family and carers are strong advocates in encouraging hard work, self-reliance and independence. Tom is not the sort of person who sits around waiting for things to happen. His drive, enthusiasm and great personality have helped deliver a range of successful outdoor charity fundraising events.   

A powerful driver that has facilitated engagement with the wider community is his Lancashire County Council care package. Despite having the capability and potential, Tom is frustrated by the lack of engagement by national brand names employers to offer real work opportunities. What is happening here? 

Lancaster Man's Wheelchair Skiddaw Challenge from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

How can a person who has raised thousands of pounds for charities by planning, coordinating and participating be prevented from achieving meaningful employment 

 While in full-time education at Blackpool’s famous Highfurlong School, Tom helped create their new motto, Inspire, Challenge, and Belief, with the strapline; ‘We Will, We Can, We Do.’

Tom Green That's Lancashire TV from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

The heritage of commitment and endeavour is part of Tom’s DNA. As a teenager, he represented his school at regional and national games. Adventurous outdoor activities are his oxygen, and the motivation is experiencing the thrill.

Tom needs a full-time employment opportunity. I guarantee you; he and his carer will succeed and be successful if there was a chance. Can you help?

 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Green22

  

Eddy Jackson
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Catherine Dobson Horizon Sailing Conwy Marina

 I will always remember leaving Conwy Marina under hot, azure skies and reassuring zephyrs. The shimmering light conditions matched the best of Hollywood. 

Filming and producing a sailing video was going to be fun.

Catherine Dobson's calm, reassuring teaching style as a RYA Cruising Instructor helped. 

Here is the outcome:

 

Catherine Dobson Horizon Sailing Conwy Marina from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Conwy is a stunning base for about two thousand yachts. The marina facilitates an expert boating infrastructure for North Wales and the Menai Strait. The area is one of the finest and most interesting cruising areas in the Britain.

The eager competent crew, Louise, was keen to make progress and develop essential competencies. Testa Rossa, a 38' Starlight yacht makes an ideal vessel for sail training. It is MCA approved and well equipped. 

On completion of the safety induction, Catherine structured sailing activities to improve Louise's expertise and understanding.

It was impressive to observing Catherine involving everyone in all these processes. A feature was the quality of the learning dialogue. The Horizon Sailing School sets high standards in its pedagogy and syllabus.

Match this with a real sense of adventure whilst voyaging past panoramic mountains. The adrenalin kicks in whilst trying to keep to the Swellies transit on a turning tide.

At the end of an action packed day, a more soporific pace and a sense of awe happens as you approach Carnarvon castle.  The Victoria Dock has a welcoming marina. The friendly staff provide a great welcome and delivers superb support to visitors.

If you have time, sail over Carnarvon bar and explore the Llyn Peninsula and Angelsey.

After three nights and two days Catherine had instructed on:

  • Berthing routines
  • Pilotage
  • Using transit marks
  • Helming
  • Sailing skills
  • Boat handing 
  • Passage planning and
  • Seamanship
  • Knowledge of boat
  • Sail handling
  • Reefing
  • Rope work
  • Fire precautions
  • Personal safety
  • MOB
  • Emergency equipment
  • Picking up moorings
  • Ferry glides
  • Metrology
  • Helming
  • General duties on board

Horizon Sailing caters for friends, couple, families, business or women only groups.

Contact details:

Catherine Dobson
mailto:sail@horizonsailing.co.uk
07850 198455
www.horizonsailing.co.uk

Video Editor  Fraser McMillan https://www.linkedin.com/in/fwmcmillan

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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Parbold-Festival

Parbold Street Festival of Music & Art 2016 from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Vimeo Street Festivals Channel - Parbold 2016

Parbold Street Art & Music Festival - Organisers' Introduction - YouTube

Sunny - The Parbold Festival - Dragon Parade - YouTube

Parbold Street Festival - YouTube

Andy And Sharon Shaw - Parbold Festival Artists - YouTube

Sarah Schofield Parbold Festival Author - YouTube

Carrie Byrom Event Rider - Parbold Street Festival - YouTube

 

Dragon Procession at Parbold Street Festival of Arts & Music from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo

Eddy Jackson
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RSC Grand Theatre Blackpool Schools Drama Workshops

 

Learning Zone Drama At Red Marsh Special School from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Lancashire Special School & Fleetwood Schools Drama Celebrations & Film

Rachel Gartside, a RSC actress and education advisor, has been developing students’ confidence by using drama. Working with nine local schools, The Grand Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. They are performing Mid Summer’s Night Dream for the 400th-anniversary celebrations.

Each school in the cluster has chosen a little chunk of the play and are going to share this. Every school will film their individual part that they have acted out. All the individual contributions will be part of an afternoon and evening film performance where parents and class staff can celebrate their children’s productions.

It is premiered at Larkholme Primary School Fleetwood in June.

Rachel praised the children’s enthusiasm and said it gives them a great sense of achievement.

Drama helps by enabling understanding the characters and events in the play. New learning and understanding come through the use of new expressive language and role play.

The senior class enjoys wearing costumes, using props and learning actions. Some students have learnt to recite lines. Every student has gained increased confidence.

 

RSC Workshop - Red Marsh Special School - Mid Summer's Night Dream - Fairyland from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

The focus is on how they deal with their feelings by using some of the words that come from Midsummer’s Night Dream. These are in the same language spoken four hundred years ago. It explores the many different contexts of the play and celebrates its famous words.

Rachel says all pupils have the right to speech and understand how these words make us feel. By making children feel confident,  they can speak something that is old-fashioned, may appear boring or perhaps has nothing to do with us. It is a vital part of our English heritage.

 

Red Marsh Special School - Shakespeare Rehearsals - Teacher Report from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

The purpose is to get the students to feel the language and the meaning behind the words. When the hobgoblins are teasing the four young lovers lost in the woods, they speak the words that those characters speak. Teachers agree that Shakespeare’s is excellent for teaching effective speaking and listening skills. 

The biggest thing and the most enabling about drama is its ability for creating connectedness to be characters in the story. By imagining ourselves differently and by putting ourselves in some else's shoes learners have experiences that they might not get a chance to have in their ordinary lives.

The Mid Summer’s performance is about being heartbroken and confused. They help pupils learn about common human experiences. Within the story and the play, young people can practice what that feel like in a safe space.

The most enabling thing about working in drama for Rachel Gartside is its ability to deliver deep empathy that is created by actively acting and being in the stories you are playing in.

 

Expressive Arts At Red Marsh School - A RSC Drama Workshop from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Nicky Jackson, a Red Marsh Special School English teacher, praised the children’s enthusiasm and says it gives them a great sense of achievement.

 

 Videography and editor  Fraser McMillan https://www.linkedin.com/in/fwmcmillan 

Eddy Jackson
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AAC Access Technology Red Marsh School

Promoting inclusion through successful communications

 

Nursery-Education-Red-Marsh-School from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

AAC & Access Technology for children with special needs

 

The aim of this blog and video is to show successful inclusion strategies using contrasting communication strategies for pupils with special needs.

 School Organization

The school’s approach to learning and teaching has a “I can do” approach to developing progress. At Red Marsh School all staff have high expectations. All the pupils work is appropriate and challenging. In each class there is a wide range of abilities. There is a very strong focus on language development to enable pupils to successfully communicate.

The professional development opportunities for all staff is a real strength of the school. There is high quality support within school by Sarah Holyhead, the Communication Coordinator, subject specialists and the Lancashire CC. All staff are very supportive of each other in developing best practice. The school delivers training to ensure that all access technology is used to its full potential to support a wide range of outstanding learning and teaching.

The innovative use of these communication strategies is a significant factor in the achievements and attainments of pupils. It directly impacts upon children’s self-esteem, improved motivation, behaviour, engagement and in developing their creative abilities. Professional development and staff training.

Due to the large range of complex needs, staff are extremely adept and skilled in providing a wide range of customised solutions that allow young people to overcome their disabilities. This involves adapting switches, control panels, applying technological solutions, making/customising learning resources, programming and integrating high and low tech solutions into classroom pedagogy.

Throughout the school in different key stages, across subjects and classes there is a contrasting range of learning styles dependent upon these positive communication strategies.

Red Marsh School provides advice, guidance and support to mainstream school in this area. Staff are not afraid to embrace new technology and working practices that facilitate enhanced learning opportunities for its pupils.  In the school’s organization there is an excellent range of inclusion roles and responsibilities to deliver this.

Success comes from actively using inclusion language intervention strategies. These develop the full potential of children’s cognitive, communication, emotional and social abilities.

Responding to Communication Impairment

Research shows that around 1.5 million people in the U.K have some sort of communication impairment and as many as 600,000 cannot communicate verbally at all without equipment. The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life. Having access to the right equipment and support they need is the biggest barrier. Accessibility requires:

• The use of specialist communication aids

• Assessments

• Training and workshops Support is available to mainstream schools. Summary At Red Marsh School we can easily demonstrate that:

•  Pupils from all backgrounds can make outstanding progress in the successful use of access technology, whatever their level of attainment.

•  Communication aides are used to support the development of creativity in pupils.

•   The use of alternative and augmentative communications has a significant and positive impact on pupils' attitudes and motivation.

•    The use of high and low tech technology has a significant positive impact on pupil achievement, attendance and behaviour.

•     As a school we measure the impact of communication and access technology activities on pupil progress.

• Learners are extremely competent in applying their expertise due to the skill and support of expert staff. ​

 

Red Marsh School - AAC & Access Technology for supporting Inclusion

The school encourages social interaction and participation in a wide range of curriculum and social activities, creating a positive communication environment.

Emerging Communication

Interacting and engaging by selecting a preferred motivational object. Increasing interaction and engagement with a familiar adult. Using a ‘Big Point’ switch to request more time on an activity.

Extending Vocabulary

Extending pupil’s vocabulary beyond a one-word level. Using symbols and words to make a three-word sentence. Developing turn-taking and speaking and listening skills.

Communication Books

Developing navigation skills using a communication book Finding the correct category page in the book. Building sentences with prompts.

Social Communication

Using hi-tech communication aids to request lunch. Using a voice output device to reinforce a vocal request. Communicating socially, for example telling a familiar adult a joke, using a hi-tech devise.

Summary

This is just a small snap shot of what we do.

Please contact Christine at Red Marsh School for further information regarding visits, and CPD support:


www.redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk
Holly Road, Thornton-Cleveleys FY5 4HH
01253 868451

 

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
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Ten-Pound Pom Australian Immigrants Story

 

Perth WA

 

Ten Pound Poms Advice On Emigrating from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

Two Londoners, Pam and Doug Cherriman, ex-Grenadier Guards and Parachute Regiment, tell their story                        

As Ten Pound Poms,’ (Prisoner of Mother England) they landed in Freemantle in 1967. They emigrated from England as part of the Australian governments scheme to encourage people to move to the continent.

Pam video tells her story of how they worked hard to make their move successful.

Sailing onboard the Italian cruise liner Fairsky, Doug and Pam returned to Freemantle docks in 2015 to be interviewed. What were their motives and reasons for leaving London? As newly arrived immigrants how did they find life in Western Australia? Was emigrating successful and how did their children fair?

 The emerging issues and key factors of this narrative can be contrasted against the backdrop of today’s daily front-page news about migrants desperately seeking new lives in distant lands.

Today, we are living in a very different world from the last century. Not so long ago countries were desperately seeking migrants to power their economies.

Now, new emerging pressures and trends make immigration a hot issue for any nation. Yet the story of mass migration is the story of mankind’s history. There has always been geographic and economic movement. People have always sought new opportunities to better themselves in foreign lands.

 

Pam’s personal insights are directly related to her strong family values. These may be generalized across communities and countries. Although being Anglo-centric, her believes and views may be universal. It is not difficult seeing her believes being shared with mothers around the world.

A strong message from the video is the necessity to work very hard to survive as a migrant. To succeed means having commitment, drive, determination and energy.

After working in varied jobs in their new country, the Cherriman’s decided to start their own business. Risking their small hard earned capital of $3,000 in the spirit of free enterprise, they established a new contract flooring business. It was the vehicle for success as Pom migrants in Perth.

Overcoming setbacks and having resilience was an essential necessity. In the early days of trading, Doug lost $30,000 when a major client declared himself bankrupt and did not clear his account.

As astute, intelligent business people the worked even harder to make up the loss. The foreclosure may have destroyed their livelihoods.

By thoroughly researching and carefully reviewing the market place they recovered. With keenly priced, very competitive tenders pitched slightly below the going rate they won lots of work.

Doug doing the laboring and installation himself guaranteed the quality and success of the contracting work. It also ensured that he continually updated his expertise as a competitive businessman. It meant travelling huge distances and walking the talk in hostile environments.

Pam ran the office. Doug delivered the services. A lean and mean, self contained business model helped keep costs down. By taking on a wide variety of work it helped facilitate business development and extend personal skills. This was instrumental in Doug becoming an expert in his field.

Successful emigration is also about support from a close, extended family. Pam’s mother, father and sisters family followed them to settle in Perth.

 

History has been kind to the Cherriman’s generation. They have benefited from the spectacular economic growth of the late twentieth century. In the low growth of the twenty first century, young people and a new generation may have more restricted opportunities.

Eddy Jackson
Learning Bibliothèque | Online School
www.communicationuk.com

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