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Outdoor learning now available through Moree Community College

THE Moree Community College is offering a brand-new course called Backyard and Beyond which is especially designed for local residents who want to try a different learning experience which is focused around outdoor activities.

Moree-based trainer Geoff Dunlop said he loves exploring the possibilities of living and working in the outdoors.

Local trainer Geoff Dunlop will explore the opportunities in the Moree Community College’s innovative new course Backyard and Beyond starting in early February.

“I am keen to share with students the sense of achievement and purpose that can be gained from exploring urban and rural environments as a career option,” Mr Dunlop said.

“Some of the activities that students will be undertaking in this course will be growing vegetables, planting trees, learning about watering systems and repairing small machines.

“Often people struggle in the classroom, but thrive in a non-formal learning environment because they gain practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to everyday life.”

Students participating in the innovative Exploring Opportunities in your Backyard and Beyond course will learn about maintaining and restoring native bushland and farmland, getting a hands-on experience with irrigation systems and small mechanics, urban gardening, first-aid and career planning.

The Community College Northern Inland is taking final enrolments with the course planned to commence in early February and run on Mondays and Tuesdays each week from 9am-3pm for approximately nine weeks.

Exploring Opportunities in your Backyard and Beyond is Centrelink-approved so students may be eligible for subsidised funding.

To enrol in Exploring Opportunities in your Backyard and Beyond or find out about other courses available, drop into the Moree Community College (opposite the Police Station) between 9am-3pm weekdays.

Media Release: February 4, 2019