In December, 1991 a local sheep farmer bequeathed his 100 acre property Meldanda to the Cambrai Area School, to be developed for the benefit of the young people of the district. In the beginning, the only infrastructure was an old tin shed and some fencing. For the first decade, the paddocks were cropped voluntarily by locals and thousands of trees were planted by Cambrai students, resulting in an overgrazed property being brought back to life. Through a combination of school and community grants and the dedicated hard work of students, staff and community volunteers, the vision of establishing an outdoors classroom has become a reality.
Kersbrook Landcare Group has had working bees at Meldanda in 2016 and 2018