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Local Children Receive Education Boost through Melbourne Airport and Banksia Gardens' Scholarship Program

  • 21 Dec 2018

Eight primary school students in Melbourne’s north have graduated with $500 scholarships, to support their high school education, thanks to Melbourne Airport and Banksia Gardens Community Services’ joint scholarship program.
 
Four students from Gladstone Views Primary School and four from Holy Child Primary School were beaming with joy when they were awarded the scholarships at their graduation ceremonies in front of family and friends.
 
Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said he was proud to be involved with Banksia Gardens, who go above and beyond to support local school children.
 
“We have been partnering with Banksia Gardens since 2015 and over that time more than 20 scholarships have been distributed to grade six students, which we are really proud of,” said Mr Strambi.
 
“The students and families are truly appreciative of the financial support to help cover essential school items, such as books and uniforms, especially at this time of year.
 
“Helping young people in the community that our airport operates in is a real focus of ours and we are pleased to announce that our scholarship program will expand next year, with two additional local primary schools added to our recipient list.”
 
Banksia Gardens Community Services CEO Gina Dougall said “We are thrilled to be associated with Melbourne Airport who supports us so we can support our local community. The after school study programs are core to Banksia Gardens delivering education to our young people. We have assisted hundreds of young people to achieve better education outcomes.”

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