Outback children, many of whom grow up on properties the size of a European country and where their friends are their siblings, usually face a daunting rite of passage when they reach a certain age.
- A rural hostel offers rural students an alternative to city boarding schools
- The Roma facility hopes to boost enrolment numbers to improve facilities
- Hostels help prevent isolated students from finishing school early
Moving far from home to attend boarding school with thousands of students in the city can often be a big burden on small shoulders.
A rural hostel based in Roma, however, is appealing to outback families to consider it as an alternative to city-based boarding schools.
“We need at least 13 children to break even, which we…