Published on: 9 October 2015

In the final weeks of Term 3, eight Year 11 boys took part in a Service in Action program, which took them to one of Australia’s hottest towns, Marble Bar.

Immersing themselves in the remote indigenous community, the boys spent their days working as teacher’s aids, mentors, swimming instructors, carnival coordinators and group facilitators for the 50 students at Marble Bar Community School.

Service in Action Director, Mr Mark Tait said the boys learned a great deal about remote communities.

“The boys saw first-hand, the difficulties involved in distance education within a remote community. They realised how fortunate they are at Christ Church, and best of all, they had a great time doing so” he said.

The boys presented the students at Marble Bar Community School with 12 iPads, donated through fundraising at both Christ Church and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, a very welcome addition to the school’s resources.

On completion of the program, one of the very grateful CCGS students commented, “It has been an amazing experience to see how a small effort on our behalf makes such a difference to these kids.”