New experiences best part of time with Observer

Phaedra van Wersch, of Miriam Vale State School, reports on her work experience with The Observer.

I DON'T know what I want to be after high school.

Work experience is so important for high school students and graduating students, so that we have some guidance and hands on experience on our future.

On March 16020, Miriam Vale students set out on their work experience week with solicitors, child care centres and schools, to name a few. 

I spent my work experience at The Gladstone Observer.

I attended numerous gatherings and locations.

I went to Calliope to witness a new technology called iHerd which featured at Beef Week in May.

I saw a 70-year-old man launch his catamaran Silver Linings that he built.

He launched it into the water at Foreshores Road at Turkey Beach.

I was even lucky enough to have my own piece of work about my personal experience on the launch of Silver Linings published in the newspaper on March 20.

So far work experience has definitely been the highlight of my year.

I have learnt how to write a newspaper article, take photographs, successfully interview individuals and take notes as well as becoming more confident in the workplace.

Through the sweltering sun and pungent muddy mangroves I thoroughly enjoyed my time all week, and it was definitely not what I expected.

I imagined sitting at a computer writing up stories but instead, I met new people and did new things.



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