The past will meet the present for students at St Mary’s Catholic School in Wellington, with funding from the Stronger Country Communities Program to be used to create a short film project.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced recently that $105,325 from the program had been allocated to the school for the purposes of providing an additional educational program that will focus on the town’s history.
“A real focus was made this year on projects that were aimed at youth in electorates all across NSW,” Mr Saunders.
“I am delighted that St Mary’s Catholic School has been successful in receiving funding, because their short film project is aimed towards children and teaching them what makes their town the wonderful place it is.”
St Mary’s secondary co-ordinator Maureen Milgate said the funds will allow the students to create a high-quality project.
“We are very excited to be successful in obtaining a grant and will be undertaking a community short-film making project later this year that will provide opportunities for students to research, script and re-enact historical events that are significant to Wellington’s development and identity,” Ms Milgate said.
“This valuable project will allow young people to develop a deeper understanding of local history and will foster an understanding and excitement around visual media and drama-focused productions. “Having the chance to work with professionals in the community is a great opportunity for our students.”