Pupils from schools in the south west of NSW that took part in the Creative Catchment Kids (CCK) program will launch their own books next week about farming and cultural heritage.
The program, which is an initiative of the Petaurus Education Group in Albury, has seen students at Buronga, Euston Public School and Balranald Central School spend time over the past 10 months outside the classroom to research content for their books.
Chair of the Western Local Board, Ben Barlow believes school students are important members of the catchment community and this program gives them a great opportunity to express their views on farming, biosecurity, environmental or cultural issues.
In addition to being available in the schools and local libraries, copies of the books will be lodged in the National Library as the students are young authors.
Book launches will be made at Balranald and Euston Public Schools next Monday and Tuesday.