Back to school backpack drive carrying an equal education for rural schools

Ethan Hamilton
By Ethan Hamilton
Updated January 12 2022 - 2:38am, first published January 11 2022 - 9:00pm
School Essentials: Nova staff and siblings, Karen and Michael Sherwell, donating backpacks collected at their site to The Backpack Venture's Catherine Woodbine (right). Picture: Marina Neil.

A NEWCASTLE social enterprise is ensuring rural kids go back to school "equal, empowered and excited to learn" in 2022.

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Ethan Hamilton

Ethan Hamilton

Journalist

Ethan Hamilton started as a digital/ print journalist with the Newcastle Herald in 2021 after interning with ACM's Voice of Real Australia/ Forgotten River podcast. Ethan is from a small town in the Upper Hunter and has lived in Newcastle since beginning university in 2017. He has a passion for community storytelling and being part of the region's future.

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