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Video: The Power of Education

Video: The Power of Education

In Year 8 this year at St Vincent’s, I have had to create many videos for my assessment tasks, even Maths. This video is for geography and it was made on Premier Pro and PowToons. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, teach the man to fish, and you feed…

I’m an Honorary Member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) !

I’m an Honorary Member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) !

I am so excited to announce I am now a junior honorary member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators, better known as ISASI. I’m the first junior member and I was also given my very own ISASI ID card. Why did they give a little 12 year old like me such a great…

Looking back at Year 7

Looking back at Year 7

This week I started school again. At school I found myself reflecting on Year 7 at St Vincent’s College. I had just turned 12 and my first year of high school was a year to remember! At the beginning of the year I was overwhelmed by all the differences between primary school and high school,…

My speech in Wagga Wagga for the Take Charge Youth Leadership forum

My speech in Wagga Wagga for the Take Charge Youth Leadership forum

Figure: Here is my ‘1 minute remix’ of the Take Charge event Late last year, in 2014, I did my first keynote speech! In fact, it was my first speech outside of school. I’ve put together a ‘1 minute remix’ video, a shortened version of the official video. I think the camera men took great footage. The…

2nd time lucky for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014

2nd time lucky for the Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014

I am very happy to announce that I have come 3nd this year for the Randwick City Lionel Bowen Young Writers’ Award 2014. This is the second time I have placed in this prestigious competition against hundreds of great young writers. I blogged my prior success in 2012. This year as soon as we got home…

Poem: Where the Land Meets the Sea

Poem: Where the Land Meets the Sea

This year, I decided to enter the Lionel Bowen Young Writers Award 2014 again. This is my second time entering a poem the competition and after my unexpected win in year 5, I doubt I’ll be second time lucky! Despite this, I’ve again tried my best to create a great poem. This years rules were that…

Make Every Post Count

Make Every Post Count

I wrote this speech for my Year 7 English assessment at school. It was worth 25% of my grade. It was well received by the students. I couldn’t record it at school, but this is the practice I did before.

Our Warheads advertisement – A warzone in your mouth

Our Warheads advertisement – A warzone in your mouth

My Music Assessment for Year 7 is done. We had a music assignment to make a jingle and an ad for a product of our choice. This was the first time I was wholly behind the camera and I enjoyed filming and directing. I worked with Tilly Francis, Gemma Mazzola and Stella Wailes and our…

What Matters – Searching the Ocean or Reinventing the Black Box?

What Matters – Searching the Ocean or Reinventing the Black Box?

Last week I entered a writing competition. I love English and my school encouraged all students to enter the Whitlam Institute’s “What Matters” Writing competition. This blog post is my entry (it is actually a longer version than what I entered into the competition). I found cutting my document down to fit in the 600…

After MH370, when will they listen to Captain De Crespigny’s warning?

After MH370, when will they listen to Captain De Crespigny’s warning?

“They are going to have to rethink the logic of how they keep the flight recorder going.” Captain De Crespigny’s prophetic warning 2 years before MH 370. (See  5:02 in above YouTube video) I interviewed Australia’s most famous pilot, Captain Richard De Crespigny 2 years ago in 2012. In that youtube interview he said that the…