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Mentors created through Roebourne road trip

Fitzroy Crossing students embarked on a 1200km road trip to Roebourne recently in a bid to educate the wider community on the unique arrangements of their local school.

Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School students coordinated the logistical project as part of their Certificate II in Leadership training with North Regional TAFE (NRT).

Students engaged with community elders and local organisations to arrange presentations in the town, and organised all supplies and accommodation prior to commencing the six-day journey this month.

Upon arrival, students presented to a wide range of organisations about their arrangements with Wesley College in Melbourne, which allows intakes of student from across the region to divide their time between Fitzroy Crossing and the Melbourne-based school.

School representatives also spoke about students originating from the Roebourne area, and how they could be best supported in their post-school pathways upon their return.

NRT access lecturer Jennifer Williamson commended the students for their tremendous effort in pulling the project together.

“The students chose this project themselves, which was a really important feature, as it generated a genuine commitment and engagement to learning,” Jennifer said.

Jennifer said the confidence exuded by students during the presentation was evidence of how much each and every student had grown throughout the Certificate II program.

“The presentations were very successful and students demonstrated exemplar leadership skills to take back to their communities.

“As well as building their confidence, students learnt a wide range of project management and business communication skills through developing a formal project proposal, an action plan, conducting meetings and writing reports.

“They now have the skills to act as mentors and role models in their communities.”

The Certificate II in Leadership program is a bridging course designed to develop participants’ leadership, attitude and confidence in preparation for employment or further study pathways.

If you would like to learn more about this program, please click here.

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Student Maxie Coppin (right) took the opportunity to speak about the school while meeting
with WA Premier Mark McGowan regarding an art internship he had recently been offered.

Page last updated September 27, 2018