Biglift visits again
EIDSVOLD students will feature in a documentary to help inspire learning.
Queensland University of Technology students arrived in the North Burnett community aboard a bus as part of the Biglift program.
The program is designed to educate the university students on regional communities and show the Eidsvold students what was possible when furthering their education.
The QUT Biglift began as a student designed project giving young volunteers the opportunity to make a difference in rural and indigenous communities.
This is the fourth year the crew has come to Eidsvold, and the first time student leadership development co-ordinator Jimmy Bursaw had visited Eidsvold with the group.
“I support the students on their journey and conduct reviews of the day’s activities,” Mr Bursaw said.
This year the students got in and painted tables at the showgrounds and worked tirelessly at the historical society dusting and cleaning.
But the thrill of everyone’s visit was the chance to interact with the school students from Eidsvold State School.
Sheri Mimis is in charge of the film-making and documenting of the Biglift journey.
Miss Mimis said working on the filming all the time got her involved with every aspect of the trip. She said the most amazing part of the trip was the volunteering and the experience of life in the country and rural living.
“Doing community work is the main aim and, of course, interacting with the people along the way,” Miss Mimis said.
Ideas for the trip next year are being put in place, and a new batch of students will assemble in Eidsvold again in 2015.
BIGLIFT: The Queensland University of Technology Biglift bus rolls into town, and students are ready to help out.