On Tuesday, July 22 Indigenous Secondary students from across the Lower Hume region participated in a Cultural and Careers Celebration Day held at the Seymour Sports & Aquatic Centre.
Approximately 50 Secondary School students attended the Celebration Day from Alexandra Secondary College, Yea High School, Seymour College, and St Mary’s College, mixed with students from Benalla, Wangaratta, and Mansfield.
Those who attended participated in a range of activities designed to promote both the careers and pathways focus of the day and a celebration of indigenous culture.
Some of the workshops and activities available to students throughout the day included:
▪ ‘Speed Careering’ activity for senior students
▪ Workshop and Information session from the Australian Defence Force
▪ Traditional Games run by ASHE
▪ Aspirations Photo Booth Activity
Special mention must again go to the GO TAFE Seymour VCAL staff and students who did a fantastic job in providing us all with delicious morning tea and BBQ lunch.
The day was met with many positive comments from both staff and students. One student believed the best part about the day was “Being social and talking to other people about life after High school”.
The overall aim of the day was to begin to close the gap for Indigenous young people in both education and employment sectors and provide opportunities to participate in training and further education.
The Central Ranges LLEN, as a member of the organising committee would like to acknowledge the support of GOTAFE, Mitchell Shire Council, Closing the Health Gap – Lower Hume Project and The Centre for providing funding to support this great initiative, as well as the many organisations and individuals who were part of the organising committee and worked tirelessly in preparation for the day.
For more information on this and previous years Celebration Days, go to our Indigenous Pathways page.