Lance flies off for a passion
By NATALIE PEUTnataliep@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
THE SKY'S the limit for 17-year-old Lance Taylor. After having a passion for aircrafts most of his life, Lance will fly to Adelaide on Sunday to live out his dream.
However, it was not all clear skies for the teenager, after a learning difficulty hindered his progress in primary school.
Lance had the reading capacity of a six-year-old at the age of 12, and was admitted in the first intake at the Gladstone Tutorial Centre.
"I tried a variety of tutoring centres but they were nothing like the tutorial centre.
"I went from a six-year-old reading level to my correct age group, and it certainly helped me get my schooling back on track.
Lance said he was looking forward to the challenge and the chance to travel.
"I am just really looking forward to travelling, and seeing the world and the variety of cultures.
"But all this wouldn't be possible, if it wasn't for the help of the tutorial centre.''
Gladstone Tutorial Centre's Kayci Kirk said more than 90 per cent of students from the first intake at the Tutorial centre had gone on to further study, training or work.
"Lance is just one of the outstanding success stories that have come from the centre,'' she said.
"We have had a huge success rate, and we hope it will continue with all the other groups we have had.