Canberra students get a taste of Braidwood

Students from Radford College listen to Gordon Waters speak about Braidwood Community Radio. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Students from Radford College listen to Gordon Waters speak about Braidwood Community Radio. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Over 100 year 9 students from Radford College in Canberra visited Braidwood on Wednesday.

The students’ visit was to learn about how Braidwood’s community and businesses were connected to those on a local, regional, national and international scale.

The school invited Nick Fry from the Braidwood Community Bank, Mark Barrington from Dojo Bread and Gordon Waters as the station manager of Braidwood Community Radio to address the students on how this related to their fields.

Mr Fry explained Braidwood’s history to the students, from the gold rush, to bushrangers, to the broken promise of a railway line and its use as a set for moveis. Mr Fry also spoke about why people chose to live in Braidwood, current employment opportunities in the district and the Community Bank model.

Mr Barrington spoke about his local focussed business model, and how the business supports the community.

Mr Waters told the students about the community radio, and its links with the community and with national broadcasting.

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