Making an impact

For most people, returning to rehab would be one of the last things they think about doing after leaving. However, nine months after leaving, Annie has found herself back at Impact Recovery, an organisation run by Christ Church − only this time not as a resident, but...

Law at the festival

Freelance writer Benjamin Law first encountered the director of the Bendigo Writers Festival, Rosemary Sorensen, when they were putting out the bins in their pyjamas one night, “We’ve been friends ever since,” he said. The auspicious occasion occurred when Law was...

Robot Song takes the prize

Arena Theatre’s production Robot Song has taken home the trophy for Best Presentation for Children and Young People at the Helpmann Awards. Inspired by a true story, Robot Song is the tale of a father helping his daughter, who is on the autism spectrum, make sense of...

Showcase kicks off

The annual Bendigo Blues and Roots winter showcase and fundraiser will be held this Sunday across three stages at the historic Hotel Shamrock. Solo and duo acts will serenade music fans all day long at the Yard Bird Bar and Kitchen. Stage two will keep patrons dancing...

Dancers on pointe

The Bendigo Dance Eisteddfod is in full swing with 400 dancers performing at the JB Osborne Theatre. The event, which started on June 29, runs until mid-July. There are two major categories of dance, classical and theatrical, with classical including classical dance,...

Jordan joins science elite

GIRTON Grammar School student Jordan Rogers is one of 17 young science students selected to represent Australia at the 2019 UNESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Jordan will compete at the Earth and...

Commission researches youth issues

BENDIGO organisations this week had the chance to share local experiences as part of national research into youth unemployment and underemployment. The work is being undertaken by the National Youth Commission into Youth Employment and Transition, whose findings from...

Victory goes Wacky on Wednesday

Dragons, gladiators and superheroes were all the rage at Victory Christian College this week for the school’s annual Wacky Wednesday. Students and staff dressed to impress to the theme of back in time. Each class had a chance to present their costume creations in a...

A lifetime of caring

ONE special community advocate has been doing her best for the community for about as long as Bendigo Community Health services has been in operatio Paula May has been a family support worker at the organisation since 1979. Four decades in any role is an admirable...


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🍎 ⛹🏻‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ HEALTHIEST SCHOOL AWARD 2019
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The Bendigo Sports Star Awards are strong advocates for encouraging our youth to succeed, and we know that schools play a significant role in this.

Bendigo Health is providing $3000 to find the school in the Bendigo region that is encouraging its students to achieve their most, this includes being more active, eating better, and providing environments that support mental wellbeing.

Schools throughout the region are invited to nominate themselves and express the reasons why they should be voted the healthiest school for 2019.

General members of the public can also nominate a school that they think deserves the award.

Leni from Saint Monica's Primary School, Kangaroo Flat is pictured below.
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