Classrooms get CHARGED!

Arts North West has been successful in securing $15,600 from Australian Government’s funding for CHARGED!  Exploring the Story of the Battle of Beersheba, part of the Australian Government’s national Anzac Centenary commemorations.

This week the Arts North West team have taken over the classroom at Kentucky Public School to launch the first workshop of a series of CHARGED! workshops being delivered to small communities across the New England North West.

The charge of the 4th and 12th Australian Light Horse at Beersheba late in the afternoon of 31 October 1917 is remembered as the last great cavalry charge. This strategic victory has great significance to our region as many of the units and soldiers were drawn from the New England.

Arts North West Executive Director Caroline Downer was there to join in the fun. “Some very keen kids at Kentucky Public School have been learning all about the story of the battle of Beersheba which happened 100 years ago. They have made ID tags, created their own poster for the Light Horse, heard about men who were there. They have even made their worn hard tack biscuits. A big thank you to the committed teachers at these smaller schools for allowing us to come into their classrooms and takeover”

For more information about the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and a full list of recipients visit For more information on the Battle of Beersheba project, contact the Arts North