Student keen to make a difference
WHILE most 15-year-olds are looking forward to ripping open Christmas presents, Year 9 student Bethany-Kate Richmond is excited about travelling to Sydney to attend a workshop for gifted and talented children in January.
The workshop is being run by the University of New South Wales organisation GERRIC (Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre). The workshop is called Making a Difference through the United Nations, and is designed to stimulate gifted students aged 11 to 16.
Bethany-Kate, a Grafton High School student, is keen to attend as this is the first year she has been able to apply. She has also been placed in the workshop of her choice.
“I was invited by GERRIC and there are only about 20 places in each workshop, so they are full almost instantly,” she said.
“From the two-day UN workshop, I hope to gain a better understanding of human rights and changing relations.”
When she has finished school, Bethany-Kate hopes to become a journalist and an author.