Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

THE Learn­ing Ground in Bid­will re­lies on gen­er­ous vol­un­teers giv­ing their time to help young peo­ple to de­velop the com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, con­fi­dence and dis­ci­pline to en­joy their ed­u­ca­tion and pur­sue their vo­ca­tion.

Vol­un­teers Mis­chelle Jack­son, Michael Smith and Cas­san­dra Jack­son (with Jack­son and Kaleb, 12, Te-Arani, 11, and Hope, 11) came to the cen­tre for dif­fer­ent rea­sons, but have found the chance to help young peo­ple ir­re­sistible since join­ing.

Ms Jack­son came when her son did work place­ment there. “I came to fill in af­ter he left and I’ve stayed for four years,” she said. Mr Smith said vol­un­teer­ing and hear­ing about the chil­dren’s sto­ries had helped him grow and broaden his own hori­zons.

The Learn­ing Ground, Bid­will

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