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Fr Bob’s 4-Life Academy kicks off

01 Oct 2012

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The first recruits of the Father Bob’s 4-Life Academy visited Docklands last month for some intensive training.

The 4-Life Academy is based in Docklands and is the result of a collaboration between The Big Umbrella and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation.

“Study 4 Change” is a leadership program for high school students and is one of three initiatives of the academy.

35 students from Noble Park Secondary College were the first recruits of the program.

The students have been involved in a variety of training sessions over the past few months, which have been run by academy staff and held at their school.

The visit to Docklands was an opportunity for the students to receive expert training from NAB employees at the NAB training rooms.

Students received training in creative thinking, grants and finance, marketing, advertising and public speaking.

According to the CEO of The Big Umbrella, Justin Dickinson, it wasn’t just the students who got a lot out of the day.

“The NAB staff also got so much out of it through teaching their own vocation and sharing their knowledge,” Mr Dickinson said.

Lauren Wood, 17, is one of the first recruits of the program and said she had already learned a lot through the program.

“I think the whole program has shown us that even the smallest things can build towards a bigger impact,” Ms Wood said.

The students have been working hard organising a gala event called “The Big Umbrella Party”, which is part of the Docklands Arts and Laughs Festival.

The event will feature entertainment from musicians and comedians and will be held at the Wonderland Spiegeltent on October 5 at 8pm.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.docklandsartsandlaughsfestival.com.au

All proceeds will go towards the work of The Big Umbrella.

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