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Denise Bowden

Denise Bowden

"Good education equips you with self confidence and pride in the ability to be a breadwinner for your own family."

From: Denise Bowden

Location: Northern Territory

Role in Community: CEO Yothu Yindi Foundation

Post on:

20 Jun 2014

What is your favourite memory from school?

Ham and salad rolls from the tuck shop! Charlie bubble-gum! Ponytails, football, sweat, swimming carnivals, athletics, Mr Leggatt, long bus trips, early morning starts and late finishes, YMCA, school assembly, chasey, tee-ball, interschool sports, pretending to be sick to wag a day & getting sprung by Mum, achieving a wag day and being completely bored wishing I was back at school with my friends.

Looking back, what would you tell your younger self about going to school?

1. School is such a small window of time to devote to learning - enjoy it, don't be embarrassed by being smart & absorb as much as you can.

2. Don't let anyone tell you your stupid because you're not. Believe in yourself that you are capable of achieving excellence.

3. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

What do you think is the most important thing we can teach future generations?

Education is an investment in Australia's future. Getting a good education means that you won't have to rely upon your family to provide for you when you are an adult. A good education means that you will have the ability to provide for your own immediate family. Good education equips you with self confidence and pride in the ability to be a breadwinner for your own family.

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