Littletree and I are currently at the Australian Unschooling Conference Retreat on the Gold Coast, which is AWESOME!!!
There’s around 100 unschooling families here, so loads of unhindered children living freely and loads of parents holding and attending interesting workshops and discussions.
Littletree and I did a little bit of travelling around in our trusty van, Sunshine for a few days before we got to the conference – we went to visit Ariad from Rainbow Love Farm – Littletree had an awesome time playing in their fabulous garden, and then we stopped in on another friend of ours who had just given birth to a new baby so I could bring her food (I made a big lasagne) and do her dishes.
On the way out, we almost ran over a turtle on the road, luckily I wasn’t going fast and could swerve to miss it. We jumped out and Littletree carefully carried it across the road (in the direction it was going, of course) and out of harm’s way.
We arrived early at the conference and got to hang around helping out with the registrations and meet everyone. I was honoured to meet Dayna Martin face-to-face and to see a whole lot of people I know from previous unschooling events as well as from the internet.
The talks have been amazing with discussions on so many aspects of Unschooling. It’s fantastic to see so many people getting so much inspiration from everything.
Next to the main conference tent they have a kids’ space set up with lots of cool activities for children to join in, like art, face painting, craft, dance, yoga, storytelling, clay modelling and loads more
A big group of kids all worked together to make this awesome clay sculpture
Of course, they spend a lot of time enjoying the three swimming pools
and the water slides
Last night a Bush Dance was organised, which was loads of fun
Well, there’s still a couple more days left, but that’s all for now. :D