Three of our Heatley Stars attended the James Cook University’s Winter School for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students in Townsville during the recent school holidays.
It was a great opportunity for the students to get a feel for university life over five days – they even stayed in the residential colleges on campus.
The program involved taking part in academic lectures and tutorials, study sessions, faculty visits and a range of team-building activities.
Our young women explored several subject areas, including Education, Indigenous Studies, and Midwifery and Nursing.
The young women say that the immersive experience at JCU has given them the motivation to pursue tertiary education.