Year 5 Parkes students have a great event to look forward to on Eco Day in May when the garden guru Costa Georgiadis will be the guest for the day.
Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL), one of eight successful local projects in the 2021 round of the Country Arts Support Program, is organising the Schools Eco Day for Parkes and Forbes students on 28th May. CWLL received $2,992 for the expanded Eco Day at the Forbes Showground. It is an educational and fun day for Year 5 students and will include an eco art workshop by Ro Burns showing children how plants can be used to decorate and embellish.
Costa will also be at the Landcare dinner that night, and join the Forbes Riverside Community Garden open day the next morning.
The Parkes School of Dance was also successful in getting a grant of $2,851 to host the Summer Series Workshops with guest ballet and contemporary dance teachers.
The Country Arts Support Program is a devolved funding program coordinated locally by the 14 regional arts development organisations in NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. Applications are assessed locally by a panel.