HOL heads north of the Murray with Murray High School in Lavington the first NSW school to start Hands On Learning.    


“A staggering 10,000 vulnerable teens are dropping out of Victorian high schools, training and apprenticeships every year, triggering fears of a generation lost in a world of unemployment.”   The Age, May 12, 2014

Her Excellency Quentin Bryce and Russell Kerr

The Governor-General visits

The power of early intervention in secondary school to build self-esteem and turn young lives around was palpable during a visit to Hands On Learning at the Collingwood Alternative School in May by HOL Patron and Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, and Mr Michael Bryce AM AE. Click here to view our special Governor General … Read More

Australia’s first systematic national evidence base

Hands On Learning will feature in Building futures for young Australians at risk: a coordinated measurement framework and data archive being undertaken by the University of Melbourne to investigate what works to combat early school leaving. This national research project will identify and analyse the processes that lead to successful outcomes for marginalised and disadvantaged … Read More

Russ on the LLEAP panel

Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy

Hands On Learning features as the lead case study in Australia’s first national study into the impact of philanthropy in education.   Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) is a three year research project that shares best practice approaches to improving education outcomes by the Australian Council of Education Research, with the support of the … Read More