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Chris Wheal

Chris Wheal
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Chris Wheal is a journalist and editor. He went freelance after losing his job the day his son was born. Working from home meant he was the parent on all the school trips, as well as in charge of sewing costumes and making models. He’s married and has a son and a daughter, both now in their 20s.

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What is a headache? Is it our brain hurting? – Question from the students of Ms Young’s Grade 5/6 class, Baden Powell College, Victoria,...
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8 Ways To Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Aaah, mornings. That precious time of day when you find yourself hastily cramming a piece of toast in your mouth and slurping on a...
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How To Help Your Child Survive Sports Day

The school sports day may bring back memories of your Usain Bolt-style sprint exploits, or it may reawaken long-forgotten memories of falling flat on...
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Junk The Plastic: Family-Friendly Ways To A Greener Future

It’s been claimed that there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050 if we don’t change our ways. Single use plastic...

Curious Kids: Just How Huge Is The Milky Way?

How big is the Milky Way? (Storm, 6, Kenya) The Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. A galaxy is a system of millions...

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