For the past five weeks, I have had the eye-opening opportunity to spend my Thursday lunches at Mudgeeraba Special School. As a privileged high school student, it was a confronting reality to find that not everybody is as lucky as I am; however, in saying this, the joy I felt in being able to make a person’s day just by spending a short 50 minutes of my time is truly unfathomable.

When given the opportunity to read the Scholastic books donated by the Somerset community, the smile seen on each kids face truly warmed my heart. This experience for Year 11 students was truly unforgettable, and was an invaluable insight into how others see the world. 

Being given the opportunity to be involved in this programme changed my perspective, and encouraged a deep motivation to make the most of my time, better striving towards my goals.

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