Education

Ambassador program

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November 25, 2016

Keen for partnership: La Trobe University ambassadors Busra Tanrikulu and Troy Gowty with Wilmot Rd Primary School principal Jenny Manuel (centre).

Wilmot Rd Primary School and La Trobe University are looking forward to providing students with greater opportunities thanks to a new ambassador initiative.

The program will see one Wilmot Rd Primary School student become a junior ambassador to be mentored by La Trobe University student ambassadors from the Shepparton campus.

La Trobe University campus head Sue Nalder said they were looking forward to developing programs and activities to encourage primary school students to have confidence in investigating and pursuing different leadership and educational opportunities.

Wilmot Rd Primary School student wellbeing and community relationships co-ordinator Paul Greenwood said the junior ambassador initiative was an extension of the school’s scholarship program.

Mr Greenwood said it was unique to have an ambassador program such is this and they had already selected a student who would find out about the opportunity at a scholarship ceremony on Monday.

The position will see the junior ambassador participate in development sessions at the university campus.

La Trobe University’s own student ambassadors will also be given the opportunity to talk to Wilmot Rd Primary School students about their own career paths.

La Trobe University student ambassadors Georgia Linton, Busra Tanrikulu and Troy Gowty said they were excited about the opportunity to assist young people as role models.

‘‘I think it’s really important that we are engaging people when they’re young because if you’re 10 and you haven’t got a support network around you but there are people that come in and say, ‘it is a possibility, it is reachable’ it can change your life,’’ Ms Linton said.

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