Vote for Bega on Hoodie Day

THE University of Wollongong Bega campus and Bega High School students have entered a video and photograph in the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) “National Hoodie Day” competition.
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The locals need your votes to win and to show community support for an AIME program in the Bega Valley.

National Hoodie Day, which is on Friday, asks “What are you doing to see a stronger Indigenous Australia and a stronger Australia? What is it about Indigenous Australia that excites or inspires you – that makes you laugh or see the potential for us all to learn from each other?”

The University of Wollongong and Bega High School answered the question with their video of Bega High students Adam Lucas and Trey Parsons teaching Indigenous games to future school teachers.

Mark Rose, Indigenous support officer at Bega High School, has been training a group of students in traditional games, which they in turn have been teaching to local primary school and university students.

UoW Bega’s pre-service teachers took up the opportunity to be trained in the sports recently as part of their Graduate Diploma in Education program.

Mr Rose said some of the benefits of the program were for all students. “This is one way for students to learn from the past and carry on the traditions, while contributing to their fitness,” he said.

To vote for team Bega, go to www.aimementoring南京夜网 and follow the links to the National Hoodie Day competition.

The Bega video is titled “Bega AIMEs for Success” and the photo is titled “AIME true, go far”.

Competition winners get to attend the AIME leadership conference in September, among other prizes.

“Through the video we are also highlighting Bega’s commitment to local Indigenous students and our eagerness to be involved in the AIME program,” project officer at UoW Bega Sam Avitaia said.

AIME links university students and Indigenous high school students in a mentoring program that gives Indigenous high school students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence needed to finish school at the same rate as their peers.

AIME has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous students finishing school.

Getting into the AIME True Go Far spirit are University of Wollongong students (from left) Rob Lennon, Sophie Martin and Beverley Keltie.

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