Words: Dakota Knight
Photos: Cam Ilett
October 18th, 2011
A WEEK WITHOUT WALLS
On Kormilda’s week without walls the Clontarf boys from year 10 went on a week of leadership activities.
The first place we visited was Darwin’s NAVY base where we got a tour around some of the ships. The staff gave us a good understanding of their duties and what it takes to become a part of the Australian NAVY.
That afternoon we went over to Flight Path near the school, where we had a go at archery and teed off on the driving range.
The next morning we visited the new suburb of Ballamack in Palmerston; we met with the bosses of Brierty Contractors who were developing the new suburb.
They gave us a tour around the suburb and showed us all the machinery they use. The staff members of Brierty explained to us how much work goes into developing new areas for housing and also gave us a good understanding of the various jobs they do and what jobs they have on offer.
Once we finished off our visit to Ballamack we then headed over to the Wave Pool to cool down.
On the third day we visited an Indigenous retirement home, for us boys this was an excellent experience to meet some new people and hear their stories. We went around to all of the people there and introduced ourselves and found out about where they were from and also the story of their lives. After about an hour of meeting everyone we all sat down and had a short barbeque.
On the final day of the leadership week our last visit was to the Advanced Training facility at East Point. Once we got there we met up with the founder of Advanced training and we got a tour around their office.
They told us a lot about what trades and opportunities are out there and what you need to do to gain an apprenticeship, after a few questions from all of us they then took us into a training room where we were allowed to have a go of the truck simulators, which we really enjoyed.
To finish the week off on a high we went to Zone 3 laser shooting which all the boys really enjoyed.
During the Leadership week we all learnt a lot about the great opportunities that are out there. The boys and I took a lot from this week and now have better and more clear idea of what we want to do for our careers and our futures.
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