Students lunch with our Kensington residents

A HUGE thank you to the wonderful warm-hearted Mt Alexander College (MAC) students who cooked and served a hot healthy meal for our Kensington community recently.  
The students joined our regular Healthy Living and Learning lunch, a partnership project with Kensington Neighbourhood House. For some of our residents, this lunch is their only hearty meal of the week, and it provides an opportunity to catch up with their neighbours and Unison staff. 

The MAC Vocational Major students put into practice their “Learning for Life” subject, where they learn such important life skills such as budgeting, planning and cooking meals. The young people also participate in community outreach as part of the subject. 

Keen as mustard, the students researched a suitable community organisation to work with and contacted Unison. The Health Living and Learning program was a perfect fit! They presented their meal proposal in an impressively professional manner to the Unison and Kensington Neighbourhood House team. On the big day, the group were wonderful – they obviously enjoyed themselves and were organised and friendly as they served their delicious meal to our appreciative residents.   

This is what a few of the students had to say to us about their experience: 

 "It feels right to give back to the community. I want to promote healthy eating and provide a good meal."  Rey 

“MAC is a community-oriented school and I feel like this is a really appropriate way to give back!” Gus 

 “We research different opportunities in the community, and it was great that we found this program.” Ednah 

MAC students, you are bright, bright shining stars!  


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