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...
- Gyms unite to support homeless by Danah Slade
- A cool space to hang by Danika Davis
- Tune in to local talent on YouTube by Hope Garnaut
- Students face the real world of work by Danika Davis
- Dudes destroying dance stereotypes by Hope Garnaut
- Fostering future farmers by Sophie Dolling
- Research projects guiding careers by Charlotte Miller
- Port Lincoln Kinlough Cup preview by Dylan Stigwood
- Championing a community cause by Lenny McDonough
- OPINION: Read about why Hope Garnaut wanted to be part of The Wave and what the experience was like.
- PHOTO COMPETITION: Vote here
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.
VOTE: Through your eyes photo competition
Vote for your favourite here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.