Hi, my name’s Scarlet. I am an Aboriginal student in year 10, my mob is all the way down in South Australia. A bit about me is that I enjoy drawing, playing piano and singing. I have been in NAIDOC public speaking competitions and I was also a part of Wakakirri. My favourite subjects in school are definitely English and maths. Once I finish high school I would like to go to university to study Criminal law and Art, I would also like to do Indigenous studies.
I had heard about WIC from my nan which inspired me to do my work experience here just to get a taste of how uni maybe. My experience at WIC was definitely interesting, every day I got to do something different, my first day I got to attend a couple of meetings and even see an information session. On my second day, I went out to Corrimal High and learned what happens with the program ‘My Future Matters’, when I got back I made some phone calls and even completed a resource pack. On my third day, I walked around campus with Adam and some architects to see what could change or be added to each workspace.
I learned a bunch of new skills which include active listening, communication, and time management. For me, the most interesting thing I did was go out to the school this is because I enjoy teaching and helping people. If you were to ask me if anything was challenging and I said yes, I would just be lying, all the tasks I got asked to do I picked up quite quickly and easily.
Let’s just say that my experience here at Woolyungah was unforgettable and I’m happy I chose to be here.