Clarkson and Caversham schools receive entrepreneurial talk on success from David McQueen


Guest speaker David McQueen with students at Clarkson Community. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Guest speaker David McQueen with students at Clarkson Community. Picture: Bruce Hunt

UK entrepreneur David McQueen visited a Clarkson school last week as well as speaking to businesses.

Mr McQueen presented his ‘Success on your terms’ talk to youth from the Comet CaRE School in Clarkson and Caversham on October 25.

He encouraged young people to use their life lessons, the resources around them and their education to overcome barriers, and to achieve current and future success.

“If you want a life that’s completely yours then I want you to know you can absolutely do it on your terms,” the Narratively Ltd founder said.

“We are all different people and success means very different things to each of us.”

Mr McQueen also gave talks at ECU Joondalup and Wanneroo Business Association.

Comet CaRE School provides a flexible learning environment and support for young people who have disengaged from mainstream education, helping them make pathways into further education, training or employment.

With a higher teacher to student ratio than mainstream education programs, it gives students additional one-on-one support.

“COMET runs a highly student centered learning model and much of the learning is student paced rather than students having to conform to an inflexible educational model, which may not suit their learning requirements,” principal Richard Furber said.

Student completing their Certificate III in civil construction plant operations with traffic management recently did training on a vacant block of land in the Catalina estate in Clarkson.

“The course required students to learn how to operate plant machinery, which was facilitated by Satterley and Tamala Park Regional Council who kindly allowed the plant aspects of the course to take place at their Catalina estate,” Mr Furber said.