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We immersed ourselves in history last Friday, in recognition of the 175th anniversary of the foundation of Lobethal.

Staff and students dressed up in olden day style clothing for the day. The morning’s activity was a Pioneer Walk, seeing the whole school walk along a trail that would be likely to have been used by the early settlers of Lobethal, collecting items of significance to the history of Lobethal along the way – wool fleece, apples and stalks of willow pushed into potatoes. The latter was how the early settlers kept plants alive on the journey over. Back at school we shared an old-fashioned lunch of cottage pie before heading down to the Onkaparinga Woollen Mill for the official opening of the school’s history exhibition, which is displayed in Building 20 in conjunction with the “Herstory” Exhibtion that is open on weekends 6th-28th May as part of the 2017 History Festival.

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