Lithgow High School was recently awarded Highly Commended in the prestigious NSW Tidy Towns Blue Star Cultural Heritage Sustainability Awards.
... in recognition of the innovative curriculum...
This award was in recognition of the innovative curriculum undertaken by staff and students in Aboriginal Programs and the Gawaymbahna Ngurambang Garden.
These programs include SistaSpeak, Brospeak, the Wiradjuri Language Program, Cultural art and dance, Rock Art Conservation projects with National Parks and local Aboriginal community members, as well as the ongoing commitment and development of the Gawaymbanha Ngurambang Bush Tucker and Sustainability Garden.
The garden provides a purpose-built cultural space for these activities including a dance space, yarning circle, mural and bush tucker garden beds.
Lithgow High School are grateful for the ongoing support of local Aboriginal Elders and community members who generously share their time, expertise, knowledge and stories to provide important cultural learning to our students.
They would like to thank local businesses for their generous financial support which has assisted Lithgow High School in this ongoing endeavour.