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Gun Control in Australia

In our beach side suburb Coogee, a hot topic at our local RSL club is whether we should relax our footwear policies to allow the commonly worn ‘thongs’. That is a long way from gun control, which is the hot topic right now in America. As a result of the…

My School Captain Feet Washing Induction Ceremony

At the end of last year, a few children from my school were selected to do a School Captains speech, an opportunity to explain why they would make a great school captain.

I was lucky enough to be among the 12 children selected to give this speech. I spent a lot of time preparing a speech to be given in front of the whole school, hoping that everyone would like it. By the time the day came to deliver my speech, I was nervous but relieved because I knew exactly what I wanted to say and was confident enough to make my speech without palm cards to prompt me.

Three Key Elements of Building an Awesome Documentary

I really enjoyed watching Mega Builders “Episode 23: Floating Bridge” about a bridge in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.  This is a documentary about how engineers had to build a bridge in the most difficult way. They had to build a floating bridge called the “William R. Bennett Bridge” to replace…

NIDA – Completing a Production

During my life I have always loved acting and public speaking. NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) has really helped me improve these skills. Speaking in public is never easy, but becomes easier with practice.  My auntie was a great actor, being on ‘A Country Practice’ for many years. She…

Update: I received a call from the Managing Director of Canberra Airport

I have had so many people ask me for an update. Rather than answer all my emails one by one, I will tell you all at once. I received the call I have been waiting for. It was from Stephen Byron, the Managing Director of Canberra Airport and while I didn’t get…

10 Things About Me

I am back at school and it is very exciting because we have a brand new classroom and two very dedicated teachers. At school we were asked to write down “10 things about yourself”. I hope you like it. 1. I know the power of a smile. One beaming smile…

The two most famous pilots in the world vote for my petition

I have some wonderful news to share with everyone: The two most heroic pilots in the world have voted on my petition. First, Captain Sully, he is the pilot of the first successful water landing on the Hudson River in New York, when he had lost both engines. Read more about…

The pilot who saved the Qantas A380 – Captain Richard De Crespigny Interviewed by Eve Cogan

I interviewed Captain Richard De Crespigny, the pilot who saved the Qantas A380 that had an engine failure when it took off from Singapore. Together with the co-pilots they managed to land the plane safely. Imagine knowing you brought all 469 passengers home safely. This interview covers that flight, Roll Royce (the maker of…

You have to be in it, to win it! The Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards

In June of this year, I posted a blog about the poem I wrote and entered into the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Awards.  The poem was called “In The Ocean’s Arms”.  I received many lovely comments from all the readers. I really wasn’t expecting to win, as it was my…

Yesterday I was interviewed by Peter Dick and Mary Collier on Brisbane Radio 4BC

This time was different to my last interview. This time there was no warm up, they rang my house and said “Is this this the residence of Eve Cogan” No one has ever said that, so my mum said “What?” I came out of the shower and into the phone…

I just did my first Radio Interview with ABC Canberra 666

I did my first radio interview today and it was a wonderful experience. I was interviewed by Genevieve Jacobs. I really did not know what to expect, but she was really nice talking to me before the interview saying things like “Don’t worry if you make a mistake” And asking…

David Warren’s Amazing Black Box

Let me tell you about my proudest school project. This initially started off as a project for my school. It’s the S.K Austin Award and it’s the biggest assignment that we get in year 5 and year 6. It is a very prestigious award at Claremont College as it is…