School Excursions

At Bridgeward Grove we’re able to meet a number of learning goals: agricultural, environmental, Indigenous and creativity. 

A Range of Learning Goals

Julie’s lifetime profession as an educator ensures school groups optimum learning experiences with a range of specific learning goals; agricultural, environmental, Indigenous and creativity.

We’re lucky to have our own resources as well as local experts to enrich the students learning in all these areas. Please contact us to discuss a program to meet your curriculum needs as the summaries below can be included in an educational excursion.

Swagmans Luck Learning Opportunities

First Nations

We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung and Jaara Jaara people as the traditional custodians of the land we farm.

We have genuinely sought ways to respect and uphold the amazing history of this ancient race of people by identifying significant Aboriginal sites and ensuring that sites and all artifacts discovered have been registered with Aboriginal Heritage.

We work with local Dja Dja Wurrung and Jaara people when sharing the First Nations local story.


The Howard farm is a fifth generation agricultural enterprise which prides itself on high quality lamb production, cereal, legume and oil seed crops and more recently olive production. Seasonal farm activity can be part of the students experience.


Bridgeward Grove offers a unique gallery space. Permanent installations include sculpture works by Ruth Lyon and vintage garments are exhibited within the theme of events and seasons. A range of art workshops are available and individual art lessons can be booked on request.

Bridgeward Grove Offering art and olives bendigo


We have worked beside government departments to plant native corridors, regenerate old timber areas, protect naturally occurring wetlands and identify the wide range of flora and fauna species and we are proud of the ongoing success of a number of conservation projects.

Bridgeward Grove - Offering Educational School Excursions

The Experience

Djaka Gnuldurrong meaning Eating Together 
Discover the Cultural story of the Clay Oven with the Dja Dja Wurrung

From Paddock to Plate, Where does our food come from?
Experience prime lamb production, cereal and oilseed growing. 

Olives and Olive Oil
Investigate the seasonal chapters of the olive tree including picking and processing. 

Conserving and Preserving Farmland
Experience successful conservation projects including native corridors, understory vegetation and wetland rejuvenation. 

Interested? Call Julie now to book

A teacher for many years, Julie has a passion for imparting knowledge to students. With this in mind, there are many opportunities for learning at Bridgeward Grove. 

Call Julie now to find out more.