Spearwood Alternative celebrates 40 years


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Spearwood Alternative School was set up by a bunch of parents — including my own! — in 1984 as part of the Choice and Diversity in Education project. It's a state school, but different. They're having a celebration next weekend of reaching 40 years.

I went to the school for year one (I think), and I don't remember much about it. Mostly just how great it was to have some bushland to explore. And various run-ins with the market gardener next door who for some reason didn't see the fun of us crawling through the fence. There was definitely yoga, as well as dancing to Pressure Down (which suggests perhaps I was there in year two as well).