Peranbin students work with Museum Victoria
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school.