Archive for the ‘The Living Classroom’ Category

Alex is ready to start digging!
Artist Alex Wisser from Kandos has started his Bingara project. His task is to dig a hole, all by hand, three metres into the earth, and to film every stage of his endeavour. Alex is a key member of the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation. Along with his fellow artists...
Where the wild things grow
“There is lots of food out there growing wild!” These were the words used by Diego Bonetto to introduce himself to a keen group of foragers last weekend at The Living Classroom in Bingara. Diego is based in central Sydney. He makes his living conducting workshops and tour groups helping...
Keeping you – and those around you – healthy and happy
Wellness is something we all aspire to have. When you are healthy you are most likely to be happy and that means you can deal with life with confidence and pleasure… and happiness is infectious, when you are happy those that you love and care for can share a...
Teachers learn about waterbirds in Bingara
Local school students have joined the fight to protect waterbirds across the North West, with a new ‘Waterbird Tracker’ app which was trialled in Bingara. Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said that school teachers from across the region attended workshop at Bingara’s Living Classroom with support from the NSW Office...
An Artist, a Farmer and a Scientist walk into a bar …
Imagine this …. A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Hey! Why the long face?” Or, a cowboy, a blond woman and a duck walk into a bar, and the bartender says, “Is this some kind of a joke?” Or, (and this is the last one); “An Artist, a...
Latest addition to The Living Classroom
A group of volunteers supported by Gwydir Shire Council and employees of the Work for the Dole scheme have installed this beautiful FlowForm on the wall of the bottom dam. A FlowForm is a way of energising, oxygenating and purifying water as well as being sculptural and tactile. It...
Science Teachers come to learn at The Living Classroom (TLC)
Last week a compliment of twelve teachers visited The Living Classroom (TLC). They were from schools across the region, and from as far as Mungindi, Gunnedah and Glen Innes. They were there to consider the new Secondary Science Curricula. The focus of the new curricula is ‘discovery’, finding out about...
Brisbane High School makes return visit to Bingara
Cavendish Road State High School from just south of the Brisbane Central Business District has returned to Bingara for their Year 11 Modern History excursion. This year they sent three classes, each spending one night at The Living Classroom (TLC) before returning the following day via the Myall Creek...
First of the berries planted at The Living Classroom
When it is time to take a break in a conference, what better thing can you do than to plant something to eat? Berry good work: Some of the GrowthLink members planting in the Berry Patch. Recently 26 members of the Resource Consultancy Services ‘GrowthLink’ group attended The...
Gwydir Ark presents a Fauna survey workshop
There is an air of excitement about. More and more people are getting out in nature and becoming inspired by the intricacies they observe. Gwydir Shire has recently been abuzz with conversations about the koala sightings. People are interested and enthusiastic to know more. Photo by...