A Numurkah Secondary College initiative that asks students to take selfies in exchange for career advice is already off to a great start.ESTELLE GRIEPINK May 30, 2014 4:34am
Shrewd selfie use: Numurkah Secondary College student Tori Tetley, 15, helped start a program to take selfies and upload them onto Facebook to get careers advice.
A tip for anyone wanting to get the attention of a teenager — just mention the word ‘‘selfie.’’
Taking a ‘‘selfie’’ refers to taking a self-portrait using the front facing camera of a phone or tablet and is a popular past time for Gen Ys.
‘‘Career selfies’’ are the brainchild of the school’s careers adviser Fay Scadden and Year 10 Beacon Foundation ambassador Tori Tetley.
As part of the project, the school’s Year 10 students are encouraged to take a selfie and upload it on to Facebook with a caption stating what career they are interested in, and a question for locals who are already working in that field. Sixteen students have already taken up the challenge and although the project is only a few weeks old, it is proving to be successful.
Aspiring journalist Tori, 15, said she had received several replies to her selfie.
‘‘I had one that said I should help out with the Katunga Football Club’s newsletter, so I’ll be starting with that, and I’d also like to do some work experience in a bigger city,’’ she said.
‘‘I want to be a journalist because I like going out and getting the goss and sharing it around the town so everyone knows what is going on.’’
Ms Scadden said she was happy to use her students’ love of selfies to help them develop their career paths.
‘‘I’m already used to leaving the room and coming back to my iPad full of selfies from the students,’’ she said.
‘‘So we thought we’d take that step further and try to appeal to the kids on their level. If they do get a reply to their selfie, they win a chocolate bar of their choice.’’
Ms Scadden said several local businesses ‘‘liked’’ the Facebook page, which can be found by searching ‘‘Numurkah Beacon’’.
She said people who saw the selfies were welcome to tag their friends if they thought they could help the students with their queries.
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Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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