NUNDLE has already cleaned up at last year’s NSW Tidy Town Awards, now its youngest residents are preparing to help host this year’s awards.
Students at the village’s small school are already preparing to usher in dignitaries to the November awards ceremony, which the school will host. They will also provide musical entertainment for the visitors and act as tour guides.
The town will double its population when about 300 people from across the state descend on the village for the awards.
The ceremony and official dinner will be held in a large marquee within the school grounds.
“About 60 per cent of our students play musical instruments, so they will be performing and students will also perform eisteddfod-winning poetry for the audience,” Nundle Public School principal Ian Worley said.
“They’re all very keen to take part, especially being ushers, and we have been discussing jobs in class.”
Students will also form a production line for “grab bags” containing information on Nundle, as well as local products.
And, if that’s not enough, students will also run tours of their environmental work in the school gardens and their plantings along the river.
Visitors will arrive on Friday, November 7 and there will be entertainment that night, followed by the awards and formal dinner on November 8, with festivities wrapping up on November 9.
The Nundle Art Show will also run a week earlier on this weekend.
Mr Worley said the focus was on keeping everything as local as possible, using regional produce and catering done locally, with support from Tamworth Regional Council.