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Passing the Baton enjoyed by all

The annual Passing the Baton Conference was on again in February at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

The YouthCARE-sponsored event included an expo, messages from keynote speaker Rob Furlong and two elective sessions.

More than 20 CVE volunteers from YouthCARE participated in the electives which covered topics such as storytelling, helping children deal with grief, games and supporting children with special needs.

CVE Convenor Anthea Cousins and fellow volunteer Alison Caporn made the two-hour journey from the Wheatbelt. 

The pair have been volunteering at Quairading District High School for a combined 45 years.

“Alison and I always love to come up to Passing the Baton because I find that it re-energises me each year and it helps me gain new skills,” Anthea said.

“After volunteering for so long you sometimes do tend to get into a rut, so it’s good to learn new techniques and ideas and take that back into the classroom. I especially loved the games elective, they teach you new ways of getting messages across and new ways of how to work in the classroom.”