Preprimary teacher Debbie Weinstein introduced her students to life in Australia. They learned about the native people, seasons, animals and food. They tasted Vegemite and listened to Rachel Thurman, TNSM alum, about her time in Australia. Debbie read a book by famous Australian, Mem Fox, called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. The story is about a friendship between an elderly woman and her young neighbor, Wilford. The children wrote letters for Rachel’s grandmother, who lives in Australia, to distribute to people living in nursing homes.