Empty Spaces in Shepparton and Big Picture Learning

Hello everyone.

I am a learning facilitator using an alternative educational model called Big Picture for disengaged youth. I have set up my own business called UnReal! Learning that fosters student learning in the community working with mentors in areas of their interests and passion. I am a big believer that school doesn't suit many kids and therefore we should make use of real and relevant learning that happens in our communities.

I have also being involved in setting up a large community built playground in Shepparton called SPC Ardmona Kidstown which became the largest family attraction in this region. I was the originator and project manager.

I also ran my own promotion and fundraising business called Scratch me Back which supported locally owned businesses and their support of community organisations and projects.

Currently I am involved with the setting up of a Car Museum and in the very early stages of exploring the possibility of the Empty Spaces idea for a Renew Shepparton project.

Happy to discuss any of the above with likeminded people.

Geoff Allemand

www.geoffallemand.wordpress.com