Red Symons took a light hearted interest in the traumatisation of children, but found out a whole lot more when he spoke to HoL artisan-teacher Penny Stray this morning on 774 Breakfast. Listen for yourself by clicking here.
Watch the speech Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan AO, gave in Federal Parliament highlighting the positive impact that Hands On Learning is having on students in North East Victoria – helping them stay in school, improve their chance of employment, and enhancing their health and mental well-being outcomes.
Today was a real first for HOL – the first time a federal Minister has left Canberra to come and experience what we do.
Minister Pyne even rolled up his sleeves and worked with our long time supporter Senator John Madigan to focus on how we can provide a real solution that prevents young people falling through the cracks.
The Hon Christopher Pyne joined Senator John Madigan in forging a Ned Kelly helmet and other blacksmith items in a visit to Hands On Learning at McClelland College, Frankston.
Senator Madigan invited the Federal Minister for Education and Training to come and see HOL for himself, and they took the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and work with students using Senator Madigan’s forge.
Talk back radio host Jon Faine broadcast his 774 ABC show from the Frankston Farmers’ Market on Thursday 6th Nov 2014. Listen to former HOL student, and now small business owner, Billy White speak to him about the impact HOL had on his own life, how it stopped him dropping out of school, make friends for life, and how his dream is to get Government backing to grow HOL to every kid who needs it.