Learning the ropes
Twenty Centralian Senior College students are looking forward to attending Charles Darwin University’s Open Day on 19 August 2018.
The Alice Springs students are Year 10 participants in the college’s Centre for Excellence in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.
The tourists will familarise themselves with campus life, and return from the week-long stopover better informed about tertiary education courses and prospective careers.
Principal Tony Collins said the annual event reveals options available for tertiary study and further training beyond Year 12.
“The visit is linked to goal setting, expressed in the learning plans of the students, and it’s about strengthening the futures of our young people,” he said.
“Afterwards, many students note their enhanced leadership and team participation skills, greater independence and sense of purpose.”
The excursion will include an introduction to the Berrimah Research Farm, the Darwin Aquaculture Centre, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.