Per­an­bin stu­dents work with Museum Victoria

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COM­MU­NITY HOUSE: The Tow and Yarn groups next camp is from August 30 to Septem­ber 11. Con­tact Max on 5794 1868.

Gar­den­ing, sewing and craft, shared ta­ble, art, patch­work and quilt­ing, wel­come, writ­ing, walk­ing, ukelele, Matilda the­atre groups, are just some of the ac­tiv­i­ties held by the Nagam­bie Lakes Com­mu­nity House. De­tails on 5794 1487 or leave a mes­sage.

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: August 12, Christ­mas in August. Aboard the “Goul­burn Ex­plorer” river cruise boat, then two course meal at Royal Mail Ho­tel. Book­ings on 5794 2488 for lunch.

Week­end, August 19 to 20. Mitchel­ton Choco­late Fes­ti­val. Mitchel­ton Wines and the Min­istry of Choco­late event with celebrity chefs Adri­ano Zumbo and Kirstin Tib­balls. De­tails www.mw­chocfest.com.au.

Satur­day, Septem­ber 2. Trib­ute show, 2 The Bea­tles. Din­ner and show. $30. Book­ings Royal mail Ho­tel on 5794 2488.

Oc­to­ber 13-15. Third Nagam­bie Opera Fes­ti­val. Tah­bilk, Mitchel­ton and Fowles winer­ies.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SHED: The Women’s Shed, Pres­by­te­rian hall Sey­mour. Open to women of all ages. Wed­nes­days, 9am-2pm. Take along own craft, or join in the or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties. BYO lunch. De­tails A.Wood 5799 1295 or M.Beau­mont 5799 0194.

The Nagam­bie Lakes Men’s shed guys are set­tling into their new digs in Fil­son Street. They are happy to wel­come new mem­bers along on a Wed­nes­day or Fri­day from 9am-2pm. To share ideas, skills and com­pan­ion­ship.

De­tails about the Nagam­bie Lakes Men’s shed from Bob Crick on 5794 2406.

SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZENS NEWS: Fri­day, August 4. Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s so­cial af­ter­noon and through the week. So­cial games, cards, line danc­ing, bingo and so­cial days. De­tails, L.Moore. 0428 858 834.

SPORT AND RE­CRE­ATION: August 4. Fish­ing Forum at Shep­par­ton. Ter­mi­nus Ho­tel. 7pm. De­tails W.Cub­bin 5794 2744 or about the An­gling Club at Kirwan’s Bridge.

Sun­day, Septem­ber 10, Official open­ing of Bowls 2017-2018 sea­son at Nagam­bie Bowl­ing club. 1.30pm. De­tails R.Smith. 0498 086 253.

The Lake­side Larks choir meets each Thurs­day evening. W Ma­son 5794 2083. Nagam­bie Cro­quet Club. V.Har­vey 5794 2353. Sun­day row­ing classes. Nagam­bie Row­ing Club at 9.30am. B.Wal­ter. 5794 2489.

ON Wed­nes­day, July 26 and Fri­day, July 28, all stu­dents from across the Per­an­bin cam­puses trav­elled to Mel­bourne for an ex­cur­sion to both the Im­mi­gra­tion Museum and Museum Victoria.

At the museum stu­dents were in­volved in the launch of a brand new ex­hi­bi­tion called ‘Game Changes’, which was all about di­ver­sity in foot­ball.

They had a chance to meet Western Bull­dogs player Lin Jong and Jason Jo­han­nisen.

At Museum Victoria they were in­tro­duced to a pro­ject they will un­der­take for the rest of term three.

These ex­cur­sions were to launch the school’s work with Museum Victoria, en­gag­ing the stu­dents as com­mu­nity re­searchers, and work­ing on the In­vis­i­ble Farmer Pro­ject.

This pro­ject is to tell the sto­ries of women farm­ers, sto­ries that are of­ten not told.

The In­vis­i­ble Farmer is the largest ever study of Aus­tralian women on the land.

It is a cre­ative part­ner­ship be­tween ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, aca­demics, gov­ern­ment and cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The pro­ject team will set out to cre­ate new his­to­ries of ru­ral Aus­tralia, re­veal the hid­den sto­ries of women on the land, learn about the di­verse, in­no­va­tive and vi­tal role of women in agri­cul­ture, stim­u­late pub­lic dis­cus­sions about con­tem­po­rary is­sues fac­ing ru­ral Aus­tralia and its fu­ture, and de­velop sig­nif­i­cant pub­lic col­lec­tions that will en­able far reach­ing out­comes in re­search, in­dus­try and pub­lic pol­icy.

The pro­ject will doc­u­ment the process of com­mu­nity en­gage­ment, based on a Museums Vic- to­ria model, be­tween schools and their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the ways in which that en­gage­ment may lead to deeper un­der­stand­ing of how com­mu­nity his­tory can be created and shared.

Stu­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to gather sto­ries of the land and pro­duce cre­ative prod­ucts that can be shared with the com­mu­nity as well as on a range of on­line sites, that are ac­ces­si­ble to the broader com­mu­nity.

The themes ex­plored in the In­vis­i­ble Farm­ers Pro­ject are of rel­e­vance to the new Vic­to­rian Cur­ricu­lum, 2017, par­tic­u­larly as stu­dents can de­velop knowl­edge and skills in English, His­tory and Ge­og­ra­phy and a range of ca­pa­bil­i­ties:

His­tor­i­cal skills and un­der­stand­ing, in­clud­ing their own his­to­ries

English and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills us­ing multi mo­dal texts ie posters, ex­hi­bi­tion de­vel­op­ment and dig­i­tal sto­ries

Ge­o­graph­i­cal knowl­edge and skills based on their own lo­cal­ity

Ca­pa­bil­i­ties of crit­i­cal and cre­ative think­ing, eth­i­cal and in­ter­cul­tural un­der­stand­ing and per­sonal and so­cial skills.

The pi­lot pro­gram will de­velop and doc­u­ment the process of work­ing with schools and com­mu­ni­ties and will cre­ate a process that can be shared with schools through­out Aus­tralia, in or­der to cel­e­brate the di­ver­sity of those who work on the land.

The fi­nal prod­uct of the Pi­lot pro­gram will in­clude:

Doc­u­men­tary of the process of the pi­lot pro­gram in schools from ini­tial con­tact to fi­nal out­comes. A “how to guide” for mak­ing dig­i­tal sto­ries (a se­ries of short videos) de­vel­oped by ed­u­ca­tion team in the process of con­duct­ing work­shops with schools

In­vis­i­ble Farmer Sto­ries created by schools could in­form the ARC re­search – stu­dents as re­searchers

In­vis­i­ble Farmer Sto­ries created by schools will have the op­por­tu­nity to be fea­tured on ABC Open as an ex­am­ple of cit­i­zen his­tory

We are now putting the call out for peo­ple who would like to be in­volved in this pro­ject.

Par­tic­i­pants would need to be will­ing to have stu­dents in­ter­view them, film them or voice record them. They would need to be will­ing to po­ten­tially have stu­dents visit them, they need to be will­ing to po­ten­tially lend ob­jects for an ex­hi­bi­tion (this would of course be mu­tu­ally de­cided upon) and they would need to be open to shar­ing their sto­ries.

The school is ex­tremely ex­cited about the prospects of this pro­ject that gives our stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to be­come re­searchers and story tell­ers work­ing along­side our com­mu­nity and Museum Victoria.

If you would like to be in­volved or know of any­one you could ask to be in­volved, let Eron know as soon as pos­si­ble by email at chap­man. eron.l@edu­mail.vic.gov.au or by call­ing the school.

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