The Hands on Learning students have been refurbishing an old Z-Class tram to turn it into a student-run café as part of the program. One group of students has been building the tram while the other has been running The Next Stop Café from the school’s home-economics room. It will start operating from the tram early next year. Read more…
Hands on learning is giving students at Mt Clear Secondary College a different pathway to stay engaged at school.
For one day a week, 10 students spend time working on building projects around the school and in the community in the innovative Hands on Learning program.
“We introduced Hands on Learning because we wanted to make sure that every student at Mount Clear College had an opportunity to discover their talents and experience individual success, helping build self-esteem and strong pathways into the senior school,” said principal Lynita Taylor.
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Hands on Learning, a program supported by Australian aid and development agency Save the Children, was included on the list compiled by education non-profit HundrED.
The school-based practical program increases student achievement by creating opportunities for young people to discover their talents and experience success through literal “hands-on” learning.
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Hands on Learning Australia (HoLA) and Save the Children joined forces to make it possible for more young Australians to stay connected to school and improve their educational and life outcomes. HoLA and Save the Children share a bold vision – that all young people at risk of disengaging from school will have a genuine opportunity to receive and learn from a quality basic education.
The merger, took effect from 1st April 2017, bringing together HoLA’s long-term ambition to prevent early school leaving and Save the Children’s vision of a world in which every child attains the right to a quality basic education.
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The HoL team at Doveton College have won the first ever HoL Video Competition. In 2 minutes they did an amazing job of capturing the essence of why HoL is so effective.
The school welcomed local MP Gabrielle Williams who presented the team with the latest GoPro HERO5 as first prize. HOLA Chair Rod Glover also attended to congratulate the team, and also presented the video director Zach Gleeson with his own smaller action camera.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DOVETON HOL TEAM!!
Watch their fabulous video here
WESTERN Port Secondary College students have been inspired and challenged by their ideas modelled on McClelland Sculpture Park and created their own on the school grounds.
Hands On Learning students created ‘Ponder the Pelican’ to perch on top to greet visitors. Their sculpture has won the People’s Choice award.
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The HoL team at Somerville Secondary College have built beautiful table 2400mm long x 1010mm wide using donated reclaimed furniture grade messmate timber.
This handcrafted table is a solid testament to what a bunch of talented teenagers can achieve working together.
The team is now selling their prized work on ebay so they can purchase a priority list of specialist tools.
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The Hands On Learning team at Rosebud Secondary College unveiled a memorial garden and sculpture they installed this week. The Mornington Peninsula News reported on the impressive result of their efforts.
Melton Secondary College have started HoL. The Melton and Moorobool Star Weekly’s Sumeyya Ilanbey visited the team and ran this story on the 2nd of August.