Our Nutha Way team got out on Country with Elders and kids from Coolgardie in September. The kids have been learning laws of the land, how to pack for a camp, taking water on country, the need to have a back up vehicle, WWCC’s for all people working on the program, and proper licences for bus travel and a back up satellite phone. They also talked about seat belt laws and the new fines for using your mobile phone when driving.
The older Youth Leadership Team members are stepping up and joined Cat the day before the program started, checked the camping gear and first aid kit, organised the list of food and did all the purchasing for the weekend. They also dropped the itinerary off at the Coolgardie Police Station and made sure all the parents had the flyer about the camp and signed permission forms before the day of departure.
Nanna Betty wanted to take the kids somewhere special so everyone headed to the bus and off we went. Our camp site was a Queen Victoria Rock and the kids all had torches and went up the rock at night and watched the stars. The next day the kids did a camp clean up and decided to write a letter to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to tell them someone had vandalised the toilet door.
‘ I love going on the bus. We get to go to places we havent been to before. I like hearing the stories Nanna Betty and Nanna Maxine tell us, ” said Tamara.
Gary Simpson, Police Officer in Charge at the Coolgardie Police Station, dropped in after the program to say hello to the tea. He was even seen at the local pool with his feet in the water, having a chat to local kids as part of the film being made by the kids to tell their story.
The Nutha Way program is a program of The Law Society, empowered by Millennium Kids Inc and Media on Mars and funded by Department of Justice Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program and Lotterywest.