Geoff Darwin knows more about nature than anyone in Sylvania. He
is a famous botanist and spends his days in the forest searching for
flowers and plants. He is totally devoted to his work and loves
nothing better than discovering an interesting new fern or orchid.
Shirley Darwin carefully draws the plants and flowers her
husband brings home each day. Her sketches are so detailed that once
it took her over a week to draw a simple buttercup. But thankfully
Geoff always thinks his wife's illustrations are worth waiting for.
Simon Darwin is far too energetic to be interested in plants or
drawing. His parents think he's too energetic because if he's not
playing football he's playing basketball, and if he's not playing
basketball he's playing cricket.
Katie Darwin is almost as active as her brother. As one of the
best gymnasts in Sylvania she spends her days swinging on
bars, balancing on beams and somersaulting over the floor.
Her favourite event is the exercise horse as she loves to
show off her strong arms - in fact Simon won't compete with
her as he secretly suspects she's stronger than he is.