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Visiting Experts Program

Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 20 September, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Lili Wilkinson - Visiting Author

Visiting Experts Program Lili Wilkinson Visiting Author   Lili Wilkinson visited Smithfield State High School on Friday August the 12th. She worked with a group of 25 self-selected year 8s who were enthusiastic about improving their creative writing skills. Lili spent the day helping the students develop characters, using a range of enjoyable activities. By the end of the day, the students had a full story written and were proud to showcase their work. Teacher Katrina Williams attended the workshop and was excited to learn some new creative writing strategies we can adopt for use in our classrooms. The workshop...

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Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 26 July, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Prof Anthony Gray

Professor Anthony Gray Visit     Students from Trinity Bay State High School pictured with Prof Anthony Gray   Redlynch State College students enjoying a session with Prof Anthony Gray     Prof Anthony Gray was again fantastic.  He was able to keep 90 students from year 9-12 expressing their own opinions for the hour long session. Students normally reserved and quiet gave very good insights through their own opinions. All the students were very appreciative of the session and took a lot away from it. Would be great to get him back again.       Maurice Andrejic Head of...

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Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Australian Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Dr Renae Jones

Australian Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Dr Renae Jones     Three days, 550km and 7.5 hours of driving, 7 custom workshops, 6 schools, one massive adventure! People and students often question, why did I leave the lucrative career of business consulting? The fact is, I love working with Teenagers, I love the way they think, I love their ‘recklessness’, their ability to take risks, dream big and be creative. I always find them respectful of my experience, my teachings, approach and stories. I am so happy to say that the Tablelands teenagers ticked off all these qualities and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them...

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Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders     No Students:27 Yr7+8) While the presenters were not teachers, they were very professional and enthusiastic and each of them made it a point to connect with various students who were really engaged or those that I pointed out, as enjoying the coding IT design side of learning.  A very good visit.  We had to rush the challenge a little, but the students have a much better understanding of what engineers actually do.  It may have helped one or two of our more able maths/science students think about an alternative pathway. Thank you again for the...

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Business Liaison Association

Wendy Finegan 01 June, 2022 Visiting Experts Program

Wonders of Science Ambassador - Adam Hines

Wonder of Sciences Ambassador Adam Hines     It was my absolute pleasure and privilege to be asked by Wonder of Science to be involved in a visit to Far North Queensland to talk and discuss careers in STEM and my own research. A huge thank you to both Wonder of Science and the Business Liaison Association for organising and funding the visit. A particular thanks to Angela Toppin for making contact with schools, myself, and providing invaluable insight to the different regions of Cairns and beyond for the trip. My visit included going to 8 high schools both state...

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