Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we
A Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction. It was developed by Bachelor of Computer Science students Jarryd Wimbridge, Marko Vasev and James McNeil. They have used VR to create a more engaging method of teaching the existing ‘circles’ concept which outlines appropriate interactions with family, friends and strangers.
Crimson education have recently launched the ‘Crimson Youth Fund’ which will delegate $50,000 of funding to students looking to make a lasting impact in their community. It has been created to provide students or recent graduates (aged 13 – 21) with essential resources that will help bring their event or project to life. Jamie Beaton, co-founder of Crimson Education, informs that “these transformative projects deliver positivity and unity to communities
Beyond This Moment is a new book by popular youth speaker Nathan ‘Dubsy’ Want. Launched last week, this book gives teens practical tools to navigate life’s important moments. “The book designed to help young people navigate the inescapable moments that will come in their lifetime” says Dubsy. “Moments of triumph. Moments of struggle. Moments of grief. Moments of decision. Moments that can change lives.” The book contains 17 ‘bite sized’ chapters,
The National Young Leaders Day features Australia’s most inspirational voices and role models. Halogen Australia has announced that Tim Diamond, the General Manager of the Cotton On Foundation, will be speaking at every upcoming event around Australia. When you walk past a Cotton On store you may not realise that there’s a selection of products on the shelves that are generating millions of dollars for international development projects each year.
‘Reading Hour’ encourages all Australians to pick up a book and read for one hour on Thursday 20th September 2018. At the bottom of this article you will see how to claim a free book, so that you can be part of it too. “Most vital human functions are accompanied by pleasure, and reading is no exception. I’m proud and delighted to be an Australian Reading Hour Ambassador for 2018,
The University of Newcastle extends an invitation to experience campus life, meet academics and students, and learn about the many study options on offer locally at Newcastle Open Day. Attendees can immerse themselves in interactive demonstrations, displays, talks, and tours of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities at its Callaghan and NeW Space city campuses. Presentations will cover a range of topics including the application and admissions process, academic programs and debunking
As part of his upcoming national tour, the inspirational John Coutis is speaking at a special public event in Perth. This is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to hear John in person. Without the lower part of his body, John embraces a full and positive life. He rolls around on his custom skateboard and uses humour to communicate some of life’s most important messages. The Leeuwin Ocean
How do you like the sound of getting onto the ‘world stage’ and going to the International Youth Leadership Conference in Europe? Crimson Education has created a unique opportunity, which makes this possible for secondary students in Australia and New Zealand. Be inspired by global experts and visit renowned international organisations in Prague, Geneva, London, Cambridge and Oxford. As well as participate in the International Youth Leadership Conference the tour
On Friday 1st June, one hundred student leaders attended the GRIP Student Leadership Conference, an event organised in partnership between GRIP Leadership and the University of South Australia. The ten secondary schools who participated included those located in Whyalla, as well as schools who travelled from as far as Streaky Bay, Port Lincoln and Orroroo. The interactive conference sessions covered a range of practical topics, all focused on the theme