Film project helps teens focus on Uni transition
Published on 19 March, 2013
Laura Rowley from the CQUniversity Widening Participation team recently hosted a group of Year 8 students from Calen District State College for their inaugural Hero's Journey Program.
During their two-day visit to Mackay Campus, the budding young film makers produced films depicting the story of how they might overcome challenges faced during the transition to university.
Students worked in small groups completing scripts and assigning acting and directing roles.
A film presentation and awards evening will be held in April at Calen District State College to showcase the films to the students and their families, teachers and friends.
CQUniversity's Widening Participation Program Manager, Melinda Mann-Yasso says Calen District State College has participated in the University's Engage Education programs since 2011.
"The school has a strong commitment to raising and supporting its students' aspirations towards higher education," she says.
"The relationship we have built with the College is very valuable. We are keen to continue offering opportunities such as the Hero's Journey film making project and the subsequent Engage Education programs to students in order to increase their knowledge of university and other post-school options."
Calen State High School Year 10 students also spent time at CQUniversity Mackay as part of the UniSkills program.
Further information regarding CQUniversity Widening Participation activities is available online at: www.cqu.edu.au/wideningparticipation