MORE than 200 Year 9 students from Peel region partner schools joined 500 of their peers from Perth schools for the Aspire UWA Race around Campus.
Students had the opportunity to explore the UWA campus, take part in a range of activities across the disciplines and engage in friendly competition.
Students got hands-on experience participating in activities like plastering, property and share investing, building water filters and kung-fu.
Coodanup College student Paris Spicer, from Greenfields, said the event was a great opportunity to learn about the different courses on offer.
“I’m interested in studying teaching when I finish school because I think it will be great to make a difference in students’ lives,” she said.
“It was great to see the UWA campus and the different facilities available to me which I wouldn’t otherwise know about.”
Aspire UWA’s school partnerships co-ordinator Elisa McGowan said the event aimed to give students a taste of campus life.
“For many of the Peel students, Race around Campus was their first opportunity to visit the UWA campus and participate in Aspire UWA activities,” Ms McGowan said.
Students from Waroona DHS sampled even more of university life with an overnight stay at Trinity College, where they experienced the college lifestyle and participated in team-building activities.