St Mary’s Primary School, Scone was the lucky recipient last year of a grant from Upper Hunter Community Arts, which was used to employ Janno McLaughlin to come into the school and work with the students.
I had always wanted to see the work of Catholic Mission. For years we had raised money at school and I had contributed to Teachers Helping Teachers. In both cases I wondered about the impact of the funds.
On 8 April, a group of 16 eager travellers, mostly unknown to each other, boarded a plane for Cambodia intent on experiencing a new culture and helping those in need. We came home 12 days later as great friends after a wealth of experiences created a series of unforgettable memories.