Why Australian children don’t all get the same start at school

Wendy Field from The Smith Family and Melissa Woods from the iTRack program join Shevonne Hunt from Feed Play Love

While many kids are packing their new bags with their new stationery for the first day of school, some kids around Australia don’t have the essentials.

The Smith Family have a support program that ensures children across Australia have equal opportunities when it comes to education.

Melissa Woods was one of the students who took part in this very program, and it has changed her life. She opens up about her experiences with bullying throughout her school life, and how huge a role The Smith Family support program played in ensuring she got the most out of her education.

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Joining Melissa is Wendy Field, Head of Policy and Program with The Smith Family. The pair explain the immeasurable difference that can be made to the life of a child when they receive the right kind of support.

For information on how you can support a child in Australia, check out The Smith Family.

Find more great stories and expert advice in the Feed Play Love podcast. Available in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen.

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