Sandra Fox-Spencer and Katrina Johnstone fill out a survey form at the Gympie Library. The survey will help shape an education centre to be housed at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum.
Sandra Fox-Spencer and Katrina Johnstone fill out a survey form at the Gympie Library. The survey will help shape an education centre to be housed at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum. Contributed

Have your say on education centre

GYMPIE Region residents have a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the planning and construction of an Education Centre at the Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum.

Anyone interested can call in to Gympie Library on Thursdays from 4-8 pm and fill in a survey form, chat with Sandra Fox-Spencer from the Gold Mining Museum and find out more about the interactive teaching displays, enhanced technology and memorabilia collections which are proposed for the new Education Centre.

Among the many learning opportunities to be embraced in the new facility is the Kidzsmartartz program, designed to bring children into the museum to learn more about combining art with the history of their city and region.

Ms Fox-Spencer is a former history and arts teacher with a passion for both disciplines, and she will be on hand at the library every Thursday evening to share her experience, along with information and positive ideas to preserve and promote our rich local heritage.

The information desk offers a great way for members of the local community to contribute to Gympie's status as a progressive, high-profile tourist destination.

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