Finding Peace In Giving: Last week on Wednesday evening Selina Win Pe gave a talk about her mission to improve the lives of country children, farmers and communities at the Forbes Services and Memorial Club, hosted by the Forbes Lions Club. Selina, who survived the 2014 Lindt Siege has sought alternative methods in her journey of healing from the trauma of the siege. Part of her healing has put her on a path of helping others which is why Selina is travelling across rural and remote NSW to meet with farmers and town people to gauge what different people need in their respective towns and to deliver whatever resources she can. Thanks to John Zannes and the Forbes and District Lions Club for inviting Selina to speak and for organising the evening. More information is available on Selina’s website www.selinawinpe.com.au
Pool Safety Reminder: With summer on our doorstep Forbes Shire Council is urging residents to assess pool safety at home. Residents are encouraged to make an appointment to talk to Council staff about their inflatable pool and fencing requirements. Appointments can be made by calling Council on 6850 2300 during office hours.
A Spectacular Weekend For Trundle Students: Year 7 students Charlie and Maggi Anderson, Sam Charlton and Oliver Dunn from Trundle Central School joined more than 150 other students from across drought ravaged NSW for a special week- end away in Sydney to see the Schools Spectacular.
The Trundle students travelled to Sydney as part of Wish Upon a Star, a joint initiative of the Department of Education and the Office of Sport and Transport NSW, supported by sponsors from RØDE Microphones and REX Airlines. The students were selected to attend the 2019 Schools Spectacular by their Principal, John Southon, as a reward for their good behaviour and merit.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell joined the visitors at the Saturday matinee of Schools Spectacular after they had enjoyed a day at the surrounding Sports and Recreation Camps, and said it was fantastic to see students whose communities are struggling from the impacts of drought able to relax and see a world-renowned show, “I hope that these young people have had a weekend to remember, and one that boosts their classmates when they return home and share their joy.”