Our newest community hubs in Ipswich have been blown away by the turnout for their summer swimming program for CALD families. Expecting up to 20 children at the first class before Christmas – more than 40 turned up. The next day had about 60 and the same all the way to the last day with 108! Fernbrooke Community Hub leader Priscilla Deng was thrilled with the outcome and said it was important for new families to understand that water is all around us. “The moment you give them those skills, they will be okay wherever they are. This is an introduction for children not to be afraid, and also for parents to consider this is something they need to do and give the child lessons,” she said. Read the article from Ipswich First, or to learn more about Access’ hubs programs in both Logan and Ipswich, contact grainnet@acsl.org.au