Peel Schools race around UWA campus to learn about university life

Year nines from Mandurah Catholic College participate in activities with the Confucius Institute.
Year nines from Mandurah Catholic College participate in activities with the Confucius Institute.

SCHOOLS in the Peel region participated in Race Around Campus this week to get a taste of what it would be like to study at university.

Race Around Campus enables students to learn more about university and the benefits of higher education.

Activities were facilitated by UWA’s staff and students.

Year nines from Mandurah Catholic College

Hands-on activities were designed to capture students’ imaginations and provide an insight into potential future study areas.

Some students discovered how maths was used in everyday life and learned about Chinese culture through a variety of activities including kung fu.

Students were also taught some of Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese languages.

School Partnerships Coordinator at Aspire UWA Clare Senior said she hoped the experience would help change the perception of some young people that university education is difficult to attain.

Year nines from Gilmore College.

“Our aim is to show students support is there for them to aspire to tertiary education and help them understand how much variety and choice there is to get into a career they are passionate about,” she said.

Mandurah Catholic College student Gladys Rimban said the university life was not she expected.

“I thought University was going to be so hard and all theory work but it’s been practical and hands on…it’s a lot more fun than I thought,” she said.