THE WAVE: Youth news

Local students have been putting their spin on the news ready to publish their own youth newspaper The Wave.

A group of seven students from St Joseph’s School, Port Lincoln High School, Navigator College and Cleve Area School came up with their own story ideas, researched and wrote the articles, and took the photos to go with them.

This is what they produced...

Editor Billie Harrison with students Danika Davis and Hope Garnaut.

Editor Billie Harrison with students Danika Davis and Hope Garnaut.

The topics are varied but they have one common theme.

These are issues that affect young people on Eyre Peninsula, issues they care about and think other young people will want to read about.

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DANCERS: Back: Jaxon Hart, Noah Beckmann, Marcus Bolenski, Aston Castley, Bryn Phillips, Huey Hood; middle: Harry Channon, Dash Koncurat, Kylan Miller, Nash Christian; front: Liam Cowley.

DANCERS: Back: Jaxon Hart, Noah Beckmann, Marcus Bolenski, Aston Castley, Bryn Phillips, Huey Hood; middle: Harry Channon, Dash Koncurat, Kylan Miller, Nash Christian; front: Liam Cowley.

Dudes destroying dance stereotypes

Boys in Port Lincoln are breaking down the gender barrier and increasing their numbers in dance. 

Attendance of boys between the ages of 5 and 17 has doubled since last year at local dance school MTC Dance.

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AWARD WINNING PROGRAM: Sarah Powell with the Rural Industries Research Development Cooperation Rural Women’s Award she won for the Champions Academy.

AWARD WINNING PROGRAM: Sarah Powell with the Rural Industries Research Development Cooperation Rural Women’s Award she won for the Champions Academy.

Championing a community cause

Seeing how her hometown had changed in the decade she was away, led local woman Sarah Powell to develop a program to promote leadership in small clubs and rural communities.

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Research projects help guide career paths

THE Research Project is not only giving local high school students new skills, it is also helping some to find the right career path for them.

Navigator College teacher David Hickey said research projects allowed the students to pursue their own interest.

Mr Hickey said it was a great opportunity for the students to research and have an idea of what career path they wanted to choose.

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YOUTUBE: Local YouTubers Oscar Woods and Tiger Moloney. Picture: Tiger Moloney

YOUTUBE: Local YouTubers Oscar Woods and Tiger Moloney. Picture: Tiger Moloney

Tune into locals on YouTube

Port Lincoln YouTuber Oscar Woods started making YouTube videos by picking up his parent’s video camera that recorded onto tapes.

Oscar’s most popular video so far is one of his sister riding a skateboard after she had broken her leg. 

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Students facing the ‘real world’ of work

Local youth are taking the reins when it comes to their futures with many in some form of employment before leaving school.

St Joseph’s year 10 student Amy Penna believes having a job builds professional social interaction and independence.

“The benefits, I find, of having a job is getting an income but also interacting with others and learning new skills.”

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YOUTH HUB: Alex Traeger, Shanara Reid and Brooke Stevens relaxing in the Youth Hub.

YOUTH HUB: Alex Traeger, Shanara Reid and Brooke Stevens relaxing in the Youth Hub.

Cool hang space for youth

The Youth Hub behind the Youthoria cinema, is where young people can relax and have fun after school on Tuesdays to Thursdays. 

West Coast Youth and Community Support has always had a “drop in space” for Port Lincoln’s youth but decided the space behind the cinema could be developed into a hub for young people.

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FUNDRAISER: Adam Sharpe, Guy Bagshaw and Corey Slade pictured after completing the 1 kilometre burpee challange on Port Lincoln beach.

FUNDRAISER: Adam Sharpe, Guy Bagshaw and Corey Slade pictured after completing the 1 kilometre burpee challange on Port Lincoln beach.

Gyms unite to support homeless

Gyms of Port Lincoln burpeed their way down the Port Lincoln foreshore on May 20 to raise awareness and money for the homeless. 

The challenge involved participants doing burpees but instead of jumping up they did a broad jump forward for 1 kilometre.

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Port Lincoln Kinlough Cup preview

Hear from Lincoln City coach Darryn ‘DJ’ Johnston and Lincoln Districts coach Mark Cooper on how their sides are shaping up.

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SIMS FARM: Ag students Nellie Barbala, Caleb Evans, Sophie Briese, Ryan Hannemann, Karma Resmini, Billy Flavel and Samantha Green at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show.

SIMS FARM: Ag students Nellie Barbala, Caleb Evans, Sophie Briese, Ryan Hannemann, Karma Resmini, Billy Flavel and Samantha Green at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Show.

Fostering future farmers

Teenagers are coming from all over South Australia to become better farmers at Cleve Area School.

Sophie Nuske comes from a farming family and is keen to take back learning from Cleve Area School and Sims Farm to continue the family legacy.

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