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NT Service trip opens eyes to conditions in our own country

Posted 17th July 2014

A group of Armidale students have discovered that amidst some of the poorest living conditions in Australia, trust, honesty and friendship can cross all boundaries. For 10 days including NAIDOC Week, three boys, two fathers and a staff member from The Armidale School, accompanied by a similar number of girls and staff from New England Girls’ School, helped run an inaugural school holiday activities program at Yipirinya School at Alice Springs, an independent school for disadvantaged Aboriginal children. TAS was invited to help with the initiative due to its links with Yipirinya, where the current principal is former TAS Headmaster Ken Langford-Smith and former TAS Counsellor James Howey is also on staff. As part of the daily routine, the group... View Article