Twenty-seven Year seven students and three teachers, including Ben Daley, visited Bingara recently for a week long schedule of educational, recreational and cultural activities.
They spent three nights at TLC before re-locating to ‘Garrawilla’ and two more nights involving horse riding. The students were involved in preparing their own meals and taking time during each day to draw, write and reflect on what they had seen and experienced.
At TLC they had a presentation about the indigenous and European history of the place and the projects being developed there to support and explore the agricultural industry.
On Monday the group visited the The Roxy Theatre and were given a tour by Georgia Standerwick before conducting a rehearsal of a play that they had commenced back at school. That afternoon they drove to Upper Bingara to view and sketch the grass trees in that area.
On Tuesday the group visited Sawn Rocks and were greatly impressed by its majesty and beauty. A lunch break at the Rocky Creek Glacial Area was followed by a trip back to Bingara and a swim in the Great Lake at TLC.
Wednesday and Thursday were focused on horse riding with Gwydir River Trail Rides before the trip back to Byron Bay on Friday.
The Steiner educational philosophy is non-sectarian with a strong emphasis on discovery learning and personal responsibility and development.