Lions hear call for learning device

Help appreciated: Mortlake College principal Graeme Good accepted a Front Row Active Learning System from Mortlake Lions Club members Neville Krepp and Paul Barker recently for hearing-impaired students.

MORTLAKE P-12 College’s principal was happy to receive a device set to improve the students’ overall learning experience last week.

The Mortlake Lions Club presented the school with a ‘Front Row Active Learning System’, which enhances the learning experiences for students who are hard-of-hearing.

Principal Graeme Good said the new equipment is the result of a request made three years ago to Lions Hearing Dogs Australia.

“It’ll be a handy thing to have,” he said.

Mr Good said while the only hearing-impaired student in the school had left, the equipment acts as insurance for any future children with hearing difficulties.

Mortlake Lions Club secretary Heather Rowe said they are pleased to be able to present the equipment to the school.

“We’re just happy to help the school in any way we can,” she said.

Ms Rowe said the equipment would not only improve the educational life of a future hearing-impaired student, but all students, as its uses include amplifying soft-spoken presenters.

“It is very versatile. You can use it for anything,” she said.

Mr Good thanked the Lions Club for its support in obtaining the equipment and a number of other programs, including the Peace Poster competition and the Youth of the Year contest.

“The Lions Club is an enormous support to Mortlake College,” he said.

“It really is appreciated by everyone.”

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