Year 12 Student is Front Page News

Braemar College’s Bridie Johnstone was featured on the front page of the Macedon Ranges Guardian this week for her amazing efforts in raising money for the Cambodia Kids Foundation.

Johnstone, BridieBridie, who is in Year 12 and is a College Service Prefect says that a recent trip to Cambodia changed her life.

She says, “There are so many children who don’t have the opportunity to go to school and have an education and there are children that are in abusive families and growing up without parents, and working on the street and living by themselves. To go to Cambodia was so confronting.”

Bridie says in spite of their hardship, the positivity of the locals amazed her, and when she came back she felt she needed to do something.

After raising funds busking outside Color Me Cooper in Woodend, she decided to make it  a more regular thing and with the help of musician, Jimmy O’Hare, Busking for Change has really taken off.

Bridie has spread the word and has started booking in her friends to play on weekends as well. She plans to grow the concept through the Macedon Ranges.

Congratulations Bridie and all the Braemar College musicians who have become involved in Busking for Change.

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