A walk at Risdon Brook Dam

The Get Outside Branch had its first outing since the Corona Virus stopped the excursions in March 2020. The participants on this walk are all studying English at English Languages South at Tas TAFE. They wrote the following recount:

“On a foggy day in June, 25 people went outside – for the first time in a long time. We couldn’t walk together in one group due to Corona restrictions but that was ok for us – we split into two groups. All the people felt very happy when we began to walk. We saw lots of other people jogging and riding bikes on the track. The children were running around us because they were so excited. It was very good to be in nature after such a long time inside. We chatted with each other. This felt good, as we had not seen real people for a long time. We shared a delicious lunch and laughed and talked a lot. We can’t wait to go outside again”.

The aim of the Get Outside Program is to take people who are new arrivals to Tasmania out for the day to explore some of Tasmania, learn about this place and make some new friends. Exercise in nature and connection to people are great ways to keep us healthy in our bodies and in our minds – so come on – Get Outside!