Special guest at the Big Deadly Yarn Ups, Kevin Kropinyeri with North Coast TAFE Institute Director Elizabeth McGregor.
Special guest at the Big Deadly Yarn Ups, Kevin Kropinyeri with North Coast TAFE Institute Director Elizabeth McGregor.

Big Deadly Yarn Up coming to Grafton

ABORIGINAL communities between Taree and the Tweed, including Grafton, have been invited to a special Aboriginal Learning Circle day of yarning, learning, comedy, interactive activities and inspiring stories, held at six North Coast TAFE campuses in August and September.

Hosted by Andrew Saunders, and enlivened by special guest, comedian Kevin Kropinyeri, the events are designed to discover the learning needs of individual Aboriginal people, and of Aboriginal communities and businesses across the region.

Director of the Aboriginal Learning Circle at North Coast TAFE, Heather McGregor, said the events were all about 'finding out what is possible' by connecting people and ideas through stories and activities.

"The key here is for us to explore and share everyone's stories in a fun and entertaining approach and, along the way, get some clear insights into what Aboriginal people on the North Coast want to learn and how they want to go about that learning," she said.

Andrew Saunders, who will be the MC for each event, is one of three Leaders of Business Relationships and Pathway Design for the Aboriginal Learning Circle and says that the Big Deadly Yarn Up is part collaboration, part inspiration and part connection.

'Aboriginal people are often looking for diverse education pathways, and we think the mix of activities on these days will help us understand that diversity and help communities along their journeys of life-long learning,' says Mr Saunders.

The big Deadly Yarn Up is open to community members at Grafton TAFE on September 9, from 11am -2pm and Organisations from 2:30- 3:30pm.



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