During the month of May there have been numerous inspections of the facilities and several events – with more on the horizon. “We used to bring the kids here on school camp back in the ‘80s” reminisced a former teacher from Lockwood Primary School. We have had health and wellbeing practitioners visit – with talk of a regular one day a month event for people to rejuvenate their mind and body. The Growing Abundance team inspected the facilities and have scheduled an olive processing workshop at the school on Saturday 8th June.
Tim Todhunter, the leader of the school restoration project, celebrated a ‘significant’ birthday with family and friends at the school during May. Attendees were delighted with a performance by the local Welsh Male Choir, followed by a display of dancing marionette puppets, folk music and storytelling by Marcus and Carolyn of Hunkydory Puppets.
The Mount Alexander Heritage Advisory Committee held a gathering at the school after a tour of historic sites around Fryerstown and Vaughan, and discussed the school restoration over a bowl of hearty soup by the crackling fire.
There was a great turn out to an Emergency Services community event held on the evening of Friday 24 May, with demonstrations by the various service organisations outside, followed by a delicious meal inside. During the last week the school has been used for a sewing workshop.
The Fryerstown School has been featured in the Castlemaine Mail, the Midland Express and is also in the current Chewton Chat.
We are currently working on the programming of the ‘Winter Warmers’ community event to be held in the middle of June. It will be a fantastic night where community members and friends can come together for delicious food (mmmmm), wonderful entertainment and warm conversation.
If you would like to arrange an inspection of the school, discuss an event, or hire the beautiful gallery space, phone Denise Button on 0413 563404, email FryerstownSchool@gmail.com or visit www.fryerstownschool.com.au .