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New Tram Café for Springside P-9 College

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…

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Hands on Learning is giving Mt Clear Secondary students another option at school

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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Students get hands-on in acclaimed project


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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HoLA has merged with Save the Children





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.

Read more about this exciting development here.