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Testimonials for the work of Richard Rowland over the years.

The children who worked with me on Project Coastline got an amazing amount from the project. It was a pleasure to work with Richard who was thoroughly professional yet brought some fun to our learning. He was, as I told him recently, ahead of his time with that resource and I am delighted to hear that he plans a repeat using the internet as his output tool. I have no doubt it will be as good and I look forward to having a small amount of input again.
the late Doug Brown - ex-principal Enagines County Primary School 2011

We will most definitely make use of the Coastline resource next year as it has been a superb resource for our students.
Diane Braverman – Chalkstone Middle School – Suffolk, 1995

The project allowed us to be creative in our teaching by providing our pupils with a unique resource which they all enjoyed using without it being too prescriptive.
Val Saberton – Clare Middle School – Suffolk, 1995

You were of great assistance to me during our Christmas celebrations. In a volunteer capacity you worked with two school groups and a group of refugee children to write and perform songs which celebrated world harmony. You worked well with teachers and students and developed a great rapport with children with limited English. You brought an international sensibility to our celebrations, which was appreciated by a large crowd......... I find you to be an intelligent, generous and compassionate person who will reward all with whom you engage.
Phil Thomson - Cultural Development Coordinator, Fremantle Council, WA., 2005

I have been impressed by your humanitarian attitude in raising awareness of cultures of the world through the links that children could generate via the internet. That you could include Australia as a major part of your work was creative and I felt that you should have been encouraged to pursue this. The natural extension of having this level of communication is that it will develop on a global scale, as the name of your company implies.
Keith Potger, member of The Seekers and Australian of the Year 1967, 2005

As Head of Department of English, I was personally very impressed by the various aspects of your project which enabled our students to participate and achieve skill-development and self esteem as well............ The project has definitely been a wonderful way to motivate our students to work on their writing skills. Thank you for launching this project and working with our school.
Swarnamali Seneviratne - Head of English, Newman Senior High School, Western Australia (WA), 2005

The concept of engaging our young people in a soundly-based educational tool such as an interactive website has tremendous merit. In every instance the success of these ideas requires sincere and dedicated people to change ordinary situations into simply extraordinary ones. It takes people like you to inspire positive change, so please continue with your efforts.
Yvonne Sharp – then Mayor of the Far North, NZ, 2006

Your upcoming odyssey sounds like a dream come true to anyone inclined toward adventure. Learning while doing is the best form of education there is……….. I would love to follow you on your journey and after reading your letter I’ll bet a lot of my readers feel the same way. Be sure and send me your web address and I’ll pass it along…………..but from one rambler to another I loved your letter and I certainly appreciate what you’re doing with your life, Affectionately Rod.
The late Rod McKuen – one of America’s greatest poets replying to a letter Richard sent explaining what he was doing.