Richard Tudor is a retired headmaster who has made (and continues to make) such an impact in his education career that he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to education and community. Rick was so popular as a Headmaster that he gained a cult-like following from the staff and students at his school. This episode takes us to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne where I speak to Rick about his love of science, botany and most importantly, education.
The first half of our talk Rick waxes lyrical about his love of the natural world, climate change and why Australian trees are the perfect fuel for a fast moving bushfire. We then move onto Rick’s ideas on progressive education, his concept of a student’s “growth curve” and the work he is now doing to help underprivileged students from remote communities in Australia.