A practical school wellbeing program that builds engagement and develops social and emotional skills, confidence and capacity. Ten students spend one day every week outside the classroom working collaboratively on authentic creative projects around the school and in the local community.
A carefully defined day with expectations, boundaries and consistent parameters, real projects, and structured reflective practice is at the heart of the Hands on Learning methodology.
Considering HoL Primary? HoL Secondary? HoL Café?
Discover more about each implementation and the process to start Hands on Learning at your school.
A ready to go suite of tools and resources make it possible for partner schools to hit the ground running with support and training from the beginning and throughout the partnership.
Partner school locations
We partner with primary, secondary and special schools in both the state and catholic sectors across rural, regional and metropolitan settings in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Hands on Learning implementations have grown by more than 400 per cent over the last 10 years due to the scalable methodology and strong evidence base.
Take this opportunity to peak inside the established precinct at McClelland College and discover why the creation of a place to belong is the cornerstone of Hands on Learning.
Hands on Learning engages students in a range of authentic and readily achievable projects – tasks that build self-confidence and self-esteem.
Connecting young people with their community is a perfect opportunity for them experience belonging, take pride in their achievements and foster self-esteem.
A culture of recycling materials and repurposing them into creative projects, along with a determination to discover the treasure in everything, has been a core value of Hands on Learning since its inception.