It’s hard when you’re the only one in class not attending school camp, trying to hide your disappointment when it’s the only topic your mates are talking about. Michael’s* Dad was injured and unable to work, and as a result, his family had struggled to make ends meet, let alone have enough for him to attend school camp.
Michael’s teacher knew how much it meant for him to go on camp; he would achieve credits in risk management as well as participate in life at the alpine lodge. He knew Michael spent his spare time helping out at home, taking on responsibilities beyond his years, and he didn’t want him to miss out on the opportunity to experience the camaraderie of the last Year 12 camp. He successfully applied to Max e-Grants to fund Michael’s camp costs so that this most deserving young man could experience his final, much-anticipated excursion outside the classroom.
*not his real name