Families and Volunteers involved with BushED share their thoughts and thanks
I am grateful for the funding I have received in helping us be able to travel 6 hrs to attend school camp where my children get to interact with other bush kids. I look forward next year getting on farm help with a volunteer tutor to give assistance in the schoolroom.
BushED is an amazing service helping bridge the gap between city and country kids.
This kind of service plays an important role in helping us bush mum’s in teaching our kids, and my family is ever so grateful we have a service like BushEd
West Balbarini Station
Cape Crawford NT
I would like to take opportunity to thank BushED for the financial assistance for us to travel to school of Dis Ed in Charters Towers outreach camp where my kids got to mix with their peers and spend quality time with their teacher.
Also having on farm help with retired teachers who volunteer there time in the schoolroom is amazing assistance in our busy schoolroom giving their knowledge and myself having a break to do other chores Thank you BushED ,it is a wonderful organisation, keep up the good work.
Slogan Downs Station
Severty mile QLD
We have been volunteering as tutors for 12 years. During those years we have been to properties in many areas and experienced life there. While we’re on our placement we keep in mind that we’re only there for 6 weeks so it’s about fitting in, not changing the world. We enjoy seeing how life is lived on different properties and feel good about helping out. There are properties out there that are as beautiful as national parks and we’re often shown lovely gorges and have seen rock wallabies, jabirus and many other amazing sights during our stay. We also learn things like how difficult it is to not have rubbish collection or recycling and how things like these are dealt with. The families’ acceptance of travelling long distances never fails to amaze us.
We love being volunteers and gain, we think, much more than we give.
Meryl and Barry Heywood
Volunteers – Read their fully story here.