In this episode of the News24 Podcast, host Chris Morris talks to Kirkwood community students, coaches and volunteers who are preparing to play a new season of Community Season.
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Kirkwood Community School, located in South Fremantle, has become a model of excellence in community service over the last five years.
The school has been ranked #2 in the state of Western Australia in Student Achievement and is ranked as one of the most progressive schools in Australia.
Students are trained in the fundamentals of community development, leadership, social responsibility, and ethics, as well as a range of other topics.
“The school is so full of young people, that it’s been a great learning environment,” Kirkwood student Rachel Geddes said.
Rachel, who has been a member of the Kirkwood team since her first year of university, said the school had changed her life and she was excited to be part of the new season.
Kirwood Community, which is a co-educational, has been running since 2013 and has been the subject of many great television programs, including the hit sitcom Community.
In the first season, the Kirkland school opened its doors to a new generation of community members who are looking to be involved in the school community.
Since the launch of the season, there have been a lot of conversations around diversity, inclusion and respect for all members of the community.
“I feel very strongly that we need to bring the diversity of our community to the classroom,” Kirkland principal Julie Smith said.
“I think it’s important that we don’t just focus on one group of people.”
It’s important for us to have a dialogue about our diversity and how we can bring people together.
This is a fantastic opportunity to build on what has been built over the years, so that young people feel like they are part of a community that cares about them, that they can be part the family of the school.
“As the school prepares to enter its fifth season of the Community Season, many students have said that they are looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
The biggest thing is the community experience,” junior student Tanya Smith said of the Season 5.
We’re going to be working hard, so we’ll do whatever it takes.
It’s all about trying to build a good community.
I’m really excited to go to school and help people get through the season.
It will be great to have the opportunity to play the part of one of our school’s most amazing students.”
Read more about the season at news24.com.au