Lightning Ridge and Walgett area - How far can teach.Rural take you?

Lightning Ridge and Walgett area

NSW Department of Education

Summary

teach.NSW travelled to Lightning Ridge to promote the benefits of teaching in rural and remote areas. The video highlights the various scenes and people that make the town unique.

Pre-text

The video begins with a drone shot of a midday shot over Lightning Ridge Central School accompanied by bird sounds and music. The words ‘teach.Rural – Lightning Ridge & Walgett area’ appear on screen.

Voiceover:

“They say there are many things hidden below the surface here…”

Scene:

The scene changes to the Black Opal Mine fields exterior and then to one of the largest open mines in Lightning Ridge.

Voiceover:

“... but you don’t have to look too hard to find something special.”

Scene:

The scene changes from the mine to someone smoothing opals and then displaying the polished result. The scene changes to a teacher in the office, then someone angle grinding then a fireman.

Voiceover:

“The people here are hardworking and happy …”

Scene:

The scene is of a woman happy then a man smiling talking to two senior friends.

Voiceover:

“… and the community, it’s the heart of our home.”

Scene:

The scene is of a large room with lots of kids with two adults clapping, then to the famous ridge markets sign and then to the market itself with lots of people looking at items.

Voiceover:

“It’s a place for learning. A place you can find inspiration …”

Scene:

The scene is of the grounds within the school with the Australian Aboriginal flag flying, then a bird flies by, then a cut to teachers and students in classrooms showing technology and one on one learning with teacher and students. Then kids in the playground dancing to the camera. The video then cuts to workshop classroom with students using tools and then cuts to kids playing indoor volleyball.

Voiceover:

“… and a group of motivated people dedicated to shaping the future.”

Scene:

There is a series of quick cuts of teachers smiling and then students from the school.

Voiceover:

“It’s a remarkable place, our Lightning Ridge.”

Scene:

Opens on a field with emus then drone shots of the Artesian Bath and in wide open country landscape.

Voiceover:

“From the sunrises to the walking trails to the gardens, to the parks.”

Scene:

A shot of a sunset and then an aerial shot of the town & school and then a shot of kids in the school playing field.

Voiceover:

“There’s something here for everyone.”

Scene:

Transitions to a store with pillows, pots and jewellery, people shopping.

Voiceover:

“So come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.”

Scene:

Then transitions to a cave like dwelling, then close-ups of cactus and then a drone shot of cactuses, a Lightning Ridge welcome display and a sunset through the trees.

Voiceover:

“Make Lightning Ridge your Lightning Ridge.”

Closing Scene:

Video ends with a drone shot over the Lightning Ridge Central School that transitions to the nearby country landscape. An outline of the state of NSW is superimposed, with a dot showing the approximate location of Lightning Ridge.

Voiceover:

“How far can teach.Rural take you?”

Text appears: ‘How far can teach.Rural take you?  Find out more – www.teach.nsw.edu.au

Video Ends:

Fade to white as text appears: ‘Lightning Ridge, special thanks to: Lightning Ridge Central School, Kerry Adamthwaite, Barbara Moritz, Chris Murray, Penny Fahey, Emily Menz, Sam Crook, Dave Barkley, Aislinn Kumar, Daryl Bonsing, Krystal Allen, Andrew Kemeny, Bevan’s Black Opal, and Cactus Nursery, John & Neroli Bevan, Down to Earth Opals’.

Fade to white as NSW Government logo appears with text: ‘Copyright January 2018, NSW Department of Education.’

Text: ‘Produced by Branding and Promotions, Human Resources Directorate.’

Music credit: ‘Music by Wolves, courtesy of Shutter Stock Inc’.