Starting Out Again

The way you can measure a society’s soul is by the way that it treats its children.
Nelson Mandela

Issue No. 70 – 8th May 2009

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Starting Out Again

I wanted to share with you a recent ‘Kick in the Pants’ Newsletter from Colin Pearce which he has given me permission to do.  If you are not into poetry don’t miss the YouTube video of Susan Boyle.  If you haven’t already seen it, it’s bound to bring a tear to the eye.  Talk about inspirational. 

Start out Again
When all you’ve done till now
Has left you sad somehow
And you feel that life just can’t go on
I know that this is the truth
And you don’t need any proof
You can always start out again

And when the dreams that you’ve had
Have all turned out bad
And life just seems to let you down
No matter how bad it seems
Like you’ve no hope or dreams
You can always start out again

You can dust yourself down
Wipe away that old frown
And start taking one step at a time
Though your progress be slow
It won’t be long and you’ll know
You’ll be glad that you started again

Click on this link to be amazed by Susan Boyle.

For more information on Colin Pearce go to

Quotes of the Week

Dream. Ache for your passion and talent to burst upon their opportunity. Colin Pearce


For some inspiration for your next school concert, or just for sheer enjoyment click on this link.


I have used many of the dinosaur experiences and the children are loving it. Thank you.
Linda Wilson, Gisborne Vic.

Hello Marlene! Are you planning to come to the UK? I would so love to attend your workshop. Your book is fantastic – fun plus quality. Thank you for all the fun you have given us. With best wishes, Diana Thompson.

About The Author

Marlene Rattigan B.A., Dip. Ed. (ECS), CELTA

Marlene Rattigan is an Early Childhood teacher, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and from 1987-2000 was a nationally accredited fitness leader. Her background is in music education. A keen interest in motor development in children led to the creation of Kidz-Fiz-Biz which she taught successfully for 13 years. Marlene also conducts workshops for children, teachers and parents at schools, in the community and at festivals. She has produced teaching manuals complete with audio CDs which are an extension of her ‘Kidz-Fiz-Biz’ program.

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