18 June, 2022
Students give back to community
STUDENTS at Malanda State High School have been taking on volunteering roles across the community – from helping primary students in the classroom to cleaning windows and backyards.
The Community Engagement Program was designed by Malanda High to get Grade 12 students into the community as a way to give back before leaving school.
Head of Education Services Selena Harding believes the program will help increase the teenagers’ community skills and will benefit them as they develop into adulthood.
“The purpose of this is to support the Grade 12 students in working with a wider community of people and organisations, while also learning how to design, implement and operate these programs themselves,” she said.
“We are training them to be active citizens in the 21st Century”
Working alongside Malanda State School and ECHO, students have engaged in several activities that have benefitted the community around them.