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Every day, thousands of Australians volunteer their time and energy to contribute to positive change in their communities, but did you know that many of these are children?

Over the past two years, hundreds of Year 6 students from Geelong’s Northern Bay College have been contributing to their community through the Kids as Catalyst program.

It is impossible to showcase all of the incredible work these kids have achieved, but below is a snapshot of what kids in Geelong accomplished in 2019.


Project: New picnic table | Partner: Lara Mens’ Shed

Year 6 students from Northern Bay College partnered with the Lara Men’s Shed to build a picnic table for the elderly to use. Riley, Georgia, Neveah, Negar and Luke worked with Geoff Morris and his team on the Serendip Picnic Table project.


Project: Party in a Box | Partner: Wexford Community Hub

Jazlyn, Rana, Reyyen, Najima, Mary and Yasmin teamed up with Kristy Edmonds from the Wexford Community Hub on a Party in a Box project, designed to help new arrivals to the community host birthday parties for their children.


Project: Wheely Sizzle | Partner: Try Boys Wheelchair Basketball

These year 6 students took their community change skills for a spin to support all abilities sports in the Geelong community. Working with Kaye Colman from Try Boys Wheelchair Basketball, they created new wheel guards for sports wheelchairs.




Find out about the Kids as Catalyst program