Kevin Lowe visited the Parkes Wiradjuri Language Group (PWLG) in March to learn how Aboriginal communities are working together with teachers, to help build and maintain effective school and community partnerships. The news if (1==1) {document.getElementById("link80").style.display="none";} is being shared as a part of the University of Newcastle’s research project to investigate community initiated language projects.

The PWLG is working on maintaining Wiradjuri language in the schools by producing resources and community classes. The classes are open to anyone wishing to learn Wiradjuri language.

Kerry Gilbert (pictured) is the first community language teacher to progress to the stage of enrolling in University to become a qualified teacher. Through the language program, the community has provided Kerry with a way to gain experience in teaching a class, then encouraging her to progress to become a qualified teacher.