Tag Archives: Youth

Launch of Edgy BM Social Enterprise

    Thank you to everyone that attended Blackheath’s Night of Nights on Saturday April 27, where we were proud to launch our collaborative youth social enterprise Edgy Blue Mountains. To celebrate the launch, the young people of Edgy screened a video showcasing their learning and achievements over the 6 month pilot program. View the video here The formation of …

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Blackheath Students First in the World to Plant Rare Endangered Species

Students from Blackheath Public School Stage two Blackheath Public School students could hardly contain their excitement today as they were the first people EVER to cultivate the endangered species Zieria Covenyi. They’ve spent the last few weeks learning about biodiversity and endangered species, and the important role they are now playing to protect this endangered plant. Only around 2000 of …

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Blue Mountains Launches Australia’s First Pluriversity

The Blue Mountains has long told the story of how its young people are forced to leave the Mountains to study and work, primarily because there haven’t been enough opportunities for them there. But that story may now be about to change! Led by The Big Fix, a broad coalition of government, community groups, organisations and businesses are collaborating to …

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Award-Winning Family Day Care: My Home, Your Family

  It’s not hard to see why Blue Mountains City Council’s Family Day Care service was named the NSW Family Day Care Service of the Year in 2016. When I walked into Kathryn Tang’s exquisite cottage in Blackheath, it was like entering childhood heaven. Berry muffins were baking and filling the air with a most delicious aroma, every bit of décor looked as though it had been created …

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Filmmaking Bringing Young and Old Together

  For over ten years Lithgow High School Filmmakers have been making award winning films that have been screened all over the world with high regard. Their talented teacher and Blackheath resident, Sean O’Keeffe, has involved these young filmmakers with the wider community and with the Blackheath community in particular … from the multi-award winning “Wind Girl” in 2009, to “Bullets to Buttons” in …

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The Big Fix Launches Youth Cafe

  Recently The Big Fix launched its first Youth Cafe in Blackheath … a space for 14-18 year olds to gather on a Wednesday night to socialise, get inspired, and collaborate on tackling both local and global issues that concern them. Two of the members recently trained as barristas, so there’s no shortage of fabulous hot chocolates on the night. …

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