Par­ents who dig kids’ fun get turn

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

A NEW ar­chae­o­log­i­cal pro­gram start­ing up in Bibra Lake is proof that kids do not get to have all the fun.

Sue Carter, a vet­eran of more than 20 years in ar­chae­o­log­i­cal re­search and cul­tural her­itage, started ju­nior pro­grams from the Cock­burn Wetlands Cen­tre mid­way through 2015.

But par­ents at­tend­ing the Ju­nior Ar­chae­ol­o­gist Club wanted to take part too, so a new class was set up.

“Naked Ar­chae­ol­ogy: Un­cov­er­ing the Facts gives me the op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate, share in­for­ma­tion, share my knowl­edge and pas­sion and re­in­force a sense of place and be­long­ing within a com­mu­nity,” Ms Carter said.

“This in­cludes mean­ing­ful com­mu­ni­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ing in­no­va­tive ways of pro­tect­ing and car­ing for our her­itage, and bridg­ing the gap be­tween her­itage, ar­chae­ol­ogy and the com­mu­nity.”

Ms Carter said the pro­grams helped grow knowl­edge of the area.

“They bring peo­ple to­gether, as well as cap­ti­vate and in­spire them to en­gage in so­cio­cul­tural col­lab­o­ra­tion, and high­light­ing a sense of place and be­long­ing,” she said.

For more visit The Young Ar­chae­ol­o­gist on Face­book or they­oun­gar­chae­ol­o­gist.com. Ap­pli­ca­tions for schol­ar­ships and bur­saries at Penrhos Col­lege for 2017 en­try are now open, and we en­cour­age you to ap­ply. Our schol­ar­ships and bur­saries pro­gram of­fers some­thing for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing stu­dents who are aca­dem­i­cally or mu­si­cally tal­ented, daugh­ters or grand­daugh­ters of Alumni, board­ing stu­dents from re­gional ar­eas, and stu­dents whose fam­i­lies may oth­er­wise be un­able to send them to Penrhos. We are of­fer­ing the fol­low­ing schol­ar­ships and bur­saries for 2017 en­try:

Aca­demic Schol­ar­ships

10 and 11

Foun­da­tion Bur­saries

are avail­able to stu­dents en­ter­ing Years 7, 8,

Mu­sic Schol­ar­ships

Mar­garet Way Alumni Schol­ar­ship

• are avail­able to stu­dents en­ter­ing Years 7-12 • The is avail­able to the

daugh­ter of a fi­nan­cial mem­ber of our Alumni to en­ter Year 7 • The is avail­able to a board­ing stu­dent en­ter­ing Year 7 or 8

are avail­able to girls en­ter­ing Years 7 or 8

Michael Boud Iso­lated Chil­dren’s Schol­ar­ship

Ap­pli­ca­tions for schol­ar­ship test­ing close on Fri­day, 11 March. For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply, please visit our web­site.

Con­tact de­tails:

Ms Sue McCul­loch En­rol­ment Man­ager

(08) 9368 9508 en­[email protected]

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