Mid Lachlan Landcare visits Brigidine College Randwick and ‘Restaurant Takeover’

Some of the Mid Lachlan Landcare team were on the road this week building on our long
partnership with Brigidine College Randwick.

We were so pleased to be invited to attend The Brigidine College Randwick ‘Restaurant
Takeover’. The event has become an important feature of Brigidine College life and is part of the practical requirements for their HSC Food Technology Course.

The year 12 students put on an amazing 3 course dinner for 135 diners in a commercial restaurant. MLL were represented by Scott Hickman, one of our young Landcare members, Annie, and Andrew (Wooly) Wooldridge. We had a lovely evening and some very interesting conversations with the school executive and also with regional education administrators who had come to the dinner to learn more about the
innovative program being run at the school.

We saw the familiar faces of girls who had visited us last year. They were very busy
cooking, waiting on tables and being a great catering team. The students had planned and implemented all parts of the evening themselves and worked from 8:00am until 9:30 pm on the big day.

Scott, Annie and Wooly then backed up the next morning to give a seminar session to 80
year 8 students. Wooly spoke about Landcare, Annie spoke about living on a farm in drought and Scott discussed the goals and actions of his family grazing business.
The students were very engaged and had thoughtful questions about climate change, ethical purchasing, food labelling, ethical treatment of food animals, bushfires and drought. We were also very spoilt with a huge morning tea at the school.

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Mid Lachlan Landcare has a long partnership with Brigidine College. Every year their Yr11 Food Technology students spend 3 days in the Cowra and Canowindra district learning about food production and visiting local businesses.

It was great to be able to visit the school and we felt very welcome and looked after.
Next year we should take more MLL members to the dinner!!

Huge thanks to Aletha Scorse, Lisa Sampson, and Bev McCarthy – your school and
students are lucky to have such skilled and committed educators in their lives.

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