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After a day of creativity our campers still had the energy for some night activities. Their writing and acting talents were put to the test during a performance of Fractured Fairy Tales. Very impressive results for limited preparation time! I am trying to capture everyone on film, but some of our students are a little elusive and camera shy…

So you take a feathery local species, like a Tawny Frogmouth, you mix in a crime scene, some suspects, plenty of hands on investigating and SHAZAM, you have yourselves an outdoor, eco-mystery challenge that never fails to grip primary age students. Our Eco Mystery day – ‘The Tawny Tragedy‘ is one of our most engaging programs. Students eyes widen when they arrive at Brewongle to discover a crime scene complete with police… Read More

Today is author day! Deborah Abela, James Roy, Suzanne Gervay and our writer in residence Simon French join us today to pass on their genius and help our young writers on their literary journey. Camp Diary, Thursday 4th September 2014 9.45 am: I am sitting now with the inspiring and dynamic Deborah Abela and she is making a cake…. Well she is using cake making as an analogy for writing. The key… Read More

48 budding young authors have descended on Brewongle for 3 days of creativity and fun. Schools have sent their best literary types to meet famous authors, complete writing workshops, write aplenty and enjoy the usual array of awesome camp activities. As I am feeling distinctly average as a wordsmith amongst this fine company, today I will post a photo journal. I may post some of the writing that emerges from the students… Read More

We were lucky to pay a visit to an inspirational primary school in the Newcastle area this week as part of our annual Environmental and Zoo Education Centres Conference. Hamilton Public School has set a new standard for me in sustainability, creativity, care, enthusiasm and love for their local environment. We were mightily impressed with the tour we were given by the ‘Green Team’ of year 6 students. These kids were passionate,… Read More

What an inspirational three days we had with a creative and intelligent group of students from various schools who attended our 2013 Writers in the Environment Camp. This invitational program has been running for the last 16 years here at Brewongle and year 6 students immerse themselves over three days in all things literary and writing. We were very lucky to again have our writer in residence Simon French here for three days,… Read More