Bymount East State School Project

Back in May this year, I travelled out to a small community called Bymount East, which is about 500kms west of Brisbane, and about 80 kms north of Roma on the road to Carnarvon Gorge.

I was traveling with Annabelle Kumar and Reuben Staines  to photograph and record video of the kids and staff at Bymount East State School on request of the teaching principal, Ben Orford. There are just 10 students at this school and this year they are celebrating 70 years since the school started. 

Bymount East is Cattle Country. Their are only a handful of farming families in the area and many of the parents went to the primary school when they were kids.  The school sits on the side of a long stretch of road that carries enormous trucks that tear past at 110km/hr. If you blink you can easily miss it. 

We spent three days at Bymount East getting to know some of the families, their kids and the staff at the school, and recording some of their stories. Now, here is the completed video - a time capsule for those at Bymount East.



Jeremy Veitch: Video and Stills, Editor

Reuben Staines: Editor, Sound Recordist, Original Music

Annabelle Kumar: Producer, Interviewer.