Published on: 15 October 2020

A select group of boys made the trip up to Marble Bar in September to offer their services to the teachers and students of Marble Bar Primary School as part of the School’s Service in Action program.

Whilst visiting the school the boys participated in a range of different activities, spending most of their time acting as teacher’s aids. When they weren’t helping out in the classroom they were immersing themselves in the local culture including cooking meals, playing with the kids after school and learning about the rewards of living in a small remote community.

Director of Service in Action Mark Tait said about the virtues of the program “The SIA program is important because it allows our boys to get a glimpse of remote community life, indigenous culture and a life where family and community are central. They also learn a great deal about themselves, while serving others and expecting nothing in return, hence the term Service Learning”.