An app that will take visitors on art and history self-tours around Rutherglen is being created by the local high school and historians.
Rutherglen High School VCAL students have received a $6250 Lynne Kosky grant from the state government.
Teacher Kerrie Ware said the project would extend past this initial group of students, with future VCAL groups to add to the app's materials.
"A lot of research has already been done by wonderful groups in the community; we're filling in a few blank spots," she said.
"The learning curve will be creating that walking trail app; the grant will go to paying somebody to create it.
"Ray Tyrrell, an ABC identity, has worked with the kids this year and last year, and he's going to voice the app for them.
"They have spoken to a number of people."
Year 11 VCAL student Kehlee Rose, 17, enjoyed working with Irena Webster from aRTS Rutherglen and Ian Stones from the Common School Museum.
"I have learnt some new information about the history of Rutherglen and I enjoyed planning a lunch for Mr Stones so we could learn more," she said.
"I have also learnt that there are new art portals for our walking trail app, which is really cool to know about as they will help the community to understand the history of our town."
Her peer Eden Creamer, 18, enjoyed learning about her area's history.
"I have really enjoyed being a part of this project alongside my classmates, especially being involved in the organisation of events," she said.
Ms Ware said the grant should be coming through within the next month, allowing the school to forge ahead with the app design and production.
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"It has to be finished by December next year, so it's going to be this year's focus, and we're on track," she said.
"This is the first time we've applied for the grant.
"We did a lot of work with the VCAL kids last year, around promoting the school - that was our project.
"The school brochure, for example, was created by our VCAL class.
"I think aRTS Rutherglen has been a powerhouse in the town with walking trails, sculptures and art portals ... it is all a way of enhancing our wider community, and if these kids can have their name as part of it, that will be great."
Indigo Shire has invited the students to contribute to its October festival of short walks, and the Visitor Information Centre is helping with research and committed to promoting it.
Rutherglen High is one of eight recipients of the Lynne Kosky grant, named in honour of the former Victorian Education Minister.