Our VCAL literacy class continue to work on the Rutherglen walking trail app. Each student is researching the history of five building or sites in Rutherglen. A group of students also had to create a short walk around Rutherglen which involved a map and directions and also a blurb on each of the stops. Mrs Irene Webster from aRTs Rutherglen, along with The Information Centre’s Mrs Nadine Simpson and Ms Alex Campbell and historians, Ian Stones and Mrs Judy Harrison have all provided us with a lot of useful information. The great community support continues with ABC broadcaster Ray Tirrell who has volunteered to read and record the collated research for the app. Indigo Shire is also working closely with our school in order to support the initiative. We are supported and funded by the Lynne Kosky VCAL Memorial Grant that we received in November 2019.
In July, Mr Ian Stones and Mrs Judy Harrison visited our school as our invited guests to share the history of Rutherglen, and especially to fill in the gaps in our research. They were also our guests at The Vine Restaurant to have lunch with us. Mrs Rasmussen and the hospitality group catered for the luncheon. It was an excellent day and we thank our guests and the organisers.