Sharing A Passion For Literacy For All
The basic philosophy of Windy Ridge appears simple – teach phonics and have fun with it, plus plenty of outdoor freedom.
The underlying value appears to be fairness. It's not fair if some people don't learn how to read.
I met Graham only a few times but I did have a good discussion with him over the phone on the morning of the day he died. I don't think I upset him, in fact I found an awful lot in common. But I have not seen the way he…Continue
Added by Matt Swinburn on November 7, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments
Who am I?
Matt Swinburn, 55 years old, Pakeha, grew up in Titirangi, Auckland (hugging trees and chopping them down too), bit of a handful - sent away to boarding school in Hamilton (St Paul's Collegiate), did well academically so went to Otago Uni to do Med Intermediate (like my Dad), unlike my Dad chucked it in and took ten years off. I traveled around NZ, picked fruit and did about 40 other jobs but only for enough money to live sparsely on (my parents grew up in the…Continue
Added by Matt Swinburn on November 7, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments