It means the world to Judy that Melanie can have the same learning experiences as her more privileged peers. Informal learning is something that is just as important as the formal classroom subjects. Judy sees the camp as a chance for the new students to form bonds that could last a lifetime.
“It’s a camp where all the kids muck in and get to know each other on a more friendly, out of school basis. I thought Mel would benefit from that,” says Judy.
“It shows the other kids another side of Mel, or another side of a child or of a person. It just makes things a little bit lighter, a little bit easier.”
With high school off to such a strong start, Melanie has her sights on winning the Principal’s Award. And Judy is delighted to see her daughter doing so well.
“I’m so excited. Everything’s happening. This is our year,” says Judy.