BBDHS Short Story Writing Competition
Local author Graham Calley recently sponsored a short story writing competition for Year 5 to 8 students from Boyup Brook District High School. Cash prizes were on offer for the top two storywriters from Year 5-6 and Year 7-8, with all entries to feature the theme of ‘Living in the Country’.
Mr Calley was impressed with the students’ interpretation of the theme and the standard of the entries was very high. “From the level of imagery that was displayed in the ones I read, it was plain that those children had their imagination fired up. This is what I was looking for,” he commented.
James Staniforth-Smith was awarded first place for Year 5/6 and Nicole Turner the runner-up. The Year 7/8 prize was won by Brooke Nield with Roreigh Curran-Jones the runner-up.
Read their stories by clicking on the names below:
1st: BROOKE NIELD JAMES STANIFORTH-SMITH
2nd: ROREIGH CURRAN-JONES NICOLE TURNER
After School Kids Zone
The CRC opens its doors to students aged 10+ on Wednesday afternoons during term to participate in lots of fun activities. Join in, catch up on homework or just hang out with friends. Special closing time of 5:00pm.
Teen HEAL program
Teen HEAL continued this year with thanks to funding from Healthway. The CRC delivered a wellness program to the Year 7 class at Boyup Brook District High School during Term 2, with refresher classes for the Year 8, 9 and 10 students who completed the program last year.
Students learnt the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity to encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.
Photos of our Activities
CRC Annual General Meeting
The CRC's Annual General Meeting will be held on October 25 at 5:30pm where the achievements of the year 2016/17 will be showcased and a new committee will be elected for 2017/18.
There will be one and two year positions on the committee available, so if you would like to join, please contact the CRC.
In today’s uncertain political environment, in regard to the recent reduction in the budget for CRCs across the state, it is now more than ever, an important time to show your support and come on board to secure the future of our organisation for the Boyup Brook community. We require a variety of skills to guide the way, so please consider nominating and joining our progressive and community driven team!
The Magic of Mushrooms
Nature and fungi enthusiast, Faye Arcaro presented a slideshow of her fungi findings to a full house at the CRC on July 11 before leading a field walk to the Boyup Brook Billabong to see what magic could be found....... and there was plenty!
There has been so much interest in fungi since the workshop, that the Blackwood Basin Group has provided us with a link to an amazing resource to help you identify the fungi. Bougher, N. L. (2009). Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond: A self-managed field book. Western Australian Naturalists’ Club (Inc.), Perth, Western Australia. This book appears as a PDF on the WA Naturalist Club website and can be reviewed as the whole book, or as sections.
Also another good reference for Fungi is the FungiMap which has an interesting article about edible fungi.
Faye Arcaro's timelapse photography of the emergance of Colus pusillus or "Red Fingers" stinkhorn from a puffball
Bendigo Bank Agency NOW OPEN!
On June 22 2016, the CRC hosted a crowd of community members and representatives from the Collie & Districts Community Bank to officially open the Agency of the Bendigo Bank.
The Agency is open weekdays from 9:30am-3:30pm.
Help our town grow by giving the Bendigo Bank a go!
Changes to the Incorporations Act
The Incorporations Act is changed from July 1 2016.
If you would like to learn more, visit the Department of Commerce website or watch a 45 minute information session by clicking here.
Lost Boyup Brook Launched
Boyup Brook now has a Facebook page dedicated to preserving local history - 'Lost Boyup Brook'.
The community is encouraged to contribute any photos or articles that remember days gone by in Boyup Brook and surrounding districts. Visit www.facebook.com/lostboyupbrook
More community news is available in The Boyup Gazette. Click here to read the latest edition