Tim Walsh and Josh Slattery with Enngonia students
A group of Year 10 students from Knox and Pymble Ladies’ College last week visited the community of Enngonia located near Bourke in the far west of NSW.
The students immersed themselves in the life and culture of the outback, learning about local government, local business and issues, the issues of isolation, the impact of a long drought and gypsum mining. The main focus of the trip was to work with the indigenous students within the Enngonia community.
The Knox students worked, cooked, played, instructed the students and had great fun and learnt much in the process! The learning was mutual as the boys learnt about indigenous culture, how to make traditional Johnny cakes and about the lack of educational opportunities for the children beyond primary school.
Congratulations to the boys who participated in this trip.
Helen Clarke, Social Justice Coordinator