How can a few lines capture the beauty of what was happening in this place? Wednesday to Thursday, the whole school camped at Euroka clearing. Some of us even saw the Gurrangatch. What an amazing camp this was – Chris Tobin took us through the great wisdom and relevance of Aboriginal culture for all Australians, Leanne Tobin led us in indigenous games, Peter Williams and the Waradah Dancers had us all on our feet dancing Emu and Kangaroo, Katy Squires showed us a sweet weaving technique and Wayne Cornish told a story about the black swan that has meanings on many levels for young and older.
On my way to camp, I was aware of what was unfolding in Brussels. A strange feeling heading to sunshine, good company, rich learning and beauty – knowing it is not the experience of so many in the world. Yet once there, I realized again, there is a solidarity in the awareness itself, and there is the also the contribution – being part of shaping this community as inclusive, fair, generous and compassionate. It is not the whole solution but it is a SEED and there is power and nourishment in that !
A massive THANK YOU to all who contributed to this camp. It was a big undertaking. Preparation, transport, support at the camp, pack away and clean up, as well as the many activities on the days that were so enjoyable for the children and all that participated. Toward the end, as the busloads of children drove away, you could feel nature moving in again to reclaim the space where we had been so active….Kindlehill is a tiny part of the story of that place now… Thank you to country, generous host.