Girls Day Out teaches local youth life skills
WOMEN from throughout the Whitsundays converged on the Proserpine Showgrounds to act as mentors for the Proserpine State High School’s Girls Day Out celebration.
The event targeted female students in year 8 and 9, giving them the opportunity to learn valuable life skills from a myriad of mentors in the local community.
Students were given the opportunity to participate in activities such as self-defence lessons, boot camp, make-up application, whip cracking and rope work, dance, pasta making, photography, jewellery making and much more.
Proserpine State High School media liaison officer Nicole Jolley said the aim was to provide a variety of female mentors and role models for girls who would help encourage them to achieve their goals.
“It’s about developing and reinforcing the themes of respect for yourself and others, working together and helping each other to achieve and be successful,” she said.
“It is also about reinforcing the importance of personal appearance and presentation for women to be valued and successful.”
Mentors spoke about their background and relevant life experiences that enabled them to achieve their goals.
Ms Jolley said the mentors focused on their achievements, failures and/or life changing experiences and how they coped while also highlighting who their own personal role models were and the values and morals they had gained from them.
Next year the school will be hosting their Boys Day Out.
COOKING WIZZ: Cloe Gerhardt, Kia Ladynski, Ella Huttley-Haines, Cathy Selman (back), Jayde Barrett and Charlotte Brodie had a blast participating in the pasta making workshop for the Girl’s Day Out held last Wednesday.