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HOL showcased in Federal Parliament

cathymcgowanWatch 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.

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Christopher Pyne gets hands on with Hands On!

CP gets hands on with hands on

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.




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Billy White speaks to Jon Faine

Billy speaking to Jon Faine

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.


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Benalla’s Uniting Church Evening Fellowship is a determined  group of ladies with one main thing in common – generous natures.  This vibrant group raises funds for charities and organisations both locally and internationally. They donate all profits from their efforts baking goods and catering for local funerals. They have already raised $3500 for HOL Benalla College.