Year 10 Byron High students Ceara Kilgariff and Lealah Shostak are looking for career inspiration, ideas and advice.
Year 10 Byron High students Ceara Kilgariff and Lealah Shostak are looking for career inspiration, ideas and advice.

Students looking for inspiration

If you’ve had interesting career – why not share your story, practical skills and knowledge with local Year 10 students?


Project Inspire, a new initiative for Byron Bay High School, is looking for around 50 local adults to conduct presentations and practical workshops from November 15 to 19.


Ceara Kilgariff and Lealah Shostak, both Year 10 students at Byron High, said they thought the project was a great idea and would be well supported by a majority of students.


“Mr King (Principal) came to our commerce class the other day to tell us about the project and we were really excited about it and it was great to be asked for input,” Lealah said.


“It’s such a confusing time, trying to work out what subjects to do and what you want to do with your studies and career – I like the idea of getting some inspiration from what other people have done,” she said.


Ceara Kilgariff hopes to go to university but is also confused by all the options.


“I really love science and biology but I’m also interested in writing and journalism and my mum wants me to do visual arts,” she said.


“I think Project Inspire will be really helpful for me,” she said.


Project Inspire has been designed by Byron High School parents and is fully supported by the school.


“It’s all about bringing what you are passionate about to young adults for the inspiration and image- making that you can provide them,” project organiser Clare Hopkins said.


Each workshop leader is supported by a teacher from the school and organisers are hoping to get in contact with volunteers from as wide a range of professional backgrounds as possible.


 “Workshop leaders are local people from the Byron region, either individuals or business representatives that can bring a practical way for youngsters to be inspired to discover and engage with what might become their choice of a career or just a fun and productive way to fill the holidays,” Ms Hopkins said.


“We are calling for expressions of interest from local people who would be willing to share their passion for just two and a half hours in support of young adults. No teaching or training experience is required, just a passion for what you plan to bring,” she said.


For more information call Clare Hopkins on 6687 1329 or 0425 307 715.


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