Challenging our Stars

As part of the Stars Plan, we challenge young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to step outside their comfort zones and demonstrate that they are brave, strong and able to achieve anything when they put their minds to it.

Last week some of our Year 9 students from Heatley Secondary College in Townsville went to Paluma Outer Limits Adventure Centre, where they faced and conquered a range of physical and mental challenges.

These included a high-ropes course, rock climbing, the Leap of Fail, giant swing, a bush walk to Cloudy Creek and a swim at Jourama Falls.

Apart from building their self-belief and encouraging them to reach for the stars, the visit also helped build relationships among the Year 9 group and demonstrated how great outcomes can be achieved through team work.

Another benefit was giving the students some time to connect with Stars’ awesome new Mentor, Kylie, who will be working with the Year 9s at Heatley.