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Natasha Wade  December 1, 2016 3:00 PM

Members of the Ready Set Crow team lend a hand in the classroom

Members of the Ready Set Crow team lend a hand in the classroom

It has been a big few weeks for the Adelaide Football Club’s Ready, Set, Crow (RSC) team and representatives from program partner Wiltja Residential.

A group from both organisations has been traveling across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands and Far West Coast, visiting a number of schools as part of the program’s community liaison work.

Across two weeks the team, led by Crows legend Andrew McLeod, visited schools in 10 remote communities – Pipalyatjara, Murputja, Amata, Fregon, Ernabella, Mimili, Indulkana, Ceduna, Yalata, Oak Valley and Koonibba.

Whether it was following up with students who have had a taste of school in Adelaide, sitting in class to help with maths and reading, helping to provide breakfast or having a kick of the footy during lunch, the RSC team loved every minute of it.

The RSC team works with the Department of Education and Child Development, schools, key education stakeholders and Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS) Providers to offer mentoring and support for Upper Primary Students looking to transition from remote communities to Secondary School study in Adelaide.

As well as speaking to students about continuing their education in Adelaide, the visits often involve providing practical help and one-on-one mentoring. Students are asked to fill out worksheets that allow the RSC team to get to know more about them as a person and their plans for the future.
Further visits to the APY Lands and Far West Coast will take place in the new year.
The RSC project is delivered in partnership with the Australian Government.