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P1440358.2.jpgIn March, Jack Walls (15) stepped off his youth development voyage onboard STS Leeuwin II in Fremantle with a new perspective on life.

The Northam local was successful in his Woodside Marine Career scholarship application based on his desire to enter into the maritime industry and his passion for fishing.

Jack completed his week onboard where he made new friends and developed his teamwork, communication and leadership skills to take with him into his future.

Jack explains his favourite moment.

"My favourite part was when I climbed the main mast and looked out and I could see Rottnest, Fremantle and blue water. That made me think about how grateful I am to be here," he says.

Jack challenged himself by climbing the 33m main mast and sailing through the night where he reflected on this opportunity.

"From the beginning of the voyage to the end I can honestly say I am a different person," he says.

"I have learnt so much and the best thing is I am taking all the knowledge with me and passing it on to more people so they can experience what I just did."

Jack's Grandfather, John Hart appreciates what this experience gave Jack.

"Our most heartfelt thanks that Leeuwin has provided a chance for our grandson to learn and experience a once in a life time opportunity that we can only hope will open a new door for his future. It will be up to us and him to reap the greatest benefits from the Leeuwin's graciousness," he says.

Woodside Marine Career scholarships are currently available to cover up to $1,500, leaving $800 (min) to be covered by the recipient or other sponsors for the complete voyage fare.

The scholarship is applicable to Western Australia students aged 14 – 25 and demonstrate an interest in a maritime or marine career– which includes careers as diverse as: Naval engineering; Naval architecture; Marine engineering; Ocean engineering; Shipwright / Boat builder; Marine electrical; Marine mechanical; Marine tourism; Marine biology; Oceanography; Navy; Fishing industry.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure aims to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge and is funded through a combination of grants, corporate sponsorships and donations by organisations and the general public.

Leeuwin is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs providing key life skills for young people aged 14-25 to take into their studies, careers and communities.

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See original article with photos here - http://www.clontarf.org.au/karrathas-class-of-2017/​

There was cause for celebration in Karratha this month as a record number of Year 12 Clontarf students said farewell to their school years at a graduation ceremony last week.

A total of 18 Clontarf students – double the previous record set in 2013 – finished their secondary studies in the mining town located in WA’s Pilbara region.

Karratha Academy Director Brad Cox said it was an enormous achievement that would have many wide-reaching, positive outcomes.

“All the Academy staff, school staff and parents are really proud of the 18 boys who are graduating,” said Brad.

“They leave behind a great legacy for the younger boys in the Academy, particularly with what is expected of them at the Academy and at school.

“Although this is a breakout year for Karratha, in years to come we are hoping this will be the norm.”

Wendell Sailor, one of the 18 graduates, was the recipient of the Karratha Clontarf Academy Award.

“I’m really proud to have graduated from a school I have been at since Year 8,” Wendell said.

“I’m looking forward to setting myself up for the future and doing some travelling as well.

“To all the younger boys coming through the ranks, try your best and stick at it through the tough times!”

Wendell currently works in a casual position with Green Tree Fencing  in Wickham but has his eyes set on something bigger in 2018, potentially with one of Clontarf’s corporate partners.

Brad said the leadership skills Wendell had developed during his time with Clontarf would hold him in good stead for whatever direction he took in the future.

“Wendell is a fantastic leader within the group and a great role model to the younger boys. He has a bright future ahead of him and everyone at the Karratha Academy wishes him and his fellow alumni all the best.”
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Rachel Norrie, Angela Lewis, Sarah Robertson _ Engineer, First Mate, Captain2.cropped_low res.jpgOn one of the first voyages of the Leeuwin sailing season, the STS Leeuwin II departed with three women standing strong in their roles as Captain, First Mate and Engineer.

Captain Sarah Robinson, First Mate Angela Lewis and newly qualified Engineer Rachel Norrie, appeared on the deck to welcome the participants onboard the youth development voyage and set sail with confidence of the week ahead.

CEO Carol Shannon, speaks about her outstanding female crew and the importance of them as role models for young women of today.

"The pride we have in our predominantly female crew is all the greater because both our Chief Officer and Engineer started their careers as Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyage trainees. Angela and Rachel attribute much of their confidence and career achievement to Leeuwin - their positive role models, mentors and personal and professional skill development."

One of the opportunities presented to both male and female youth on board the Leeuwin is the introduction of a career in the marine environment or maritime industry.

Rachel Norrie was one of three young people who secured a 2016 Woodside Marine Cadetship.

The Leeuwin Foundation aim to enrich the lives of young people through adventure, participation and challenge onboard Western Australia's very own tall ship.

Woodside generously provide scholarships to young people aged 14 – 25 who live in the Perth Metropolitan, Broome, Karratha, Roebourne and Exmouth regions who are interested in a career in the field to join a Leeuwin voyage.

"Young people with a career interest in, on or associated with the ocean have an amazing opportunity to be sponsored by Leeuwin's long-term funding partner, Woodside, to join a Youth Explorer voyage. As it has been for Angela and Rachel, it can be life changing."

Scholarships are valued at $1,500 to be contributed towards the total voyage fare.

Young people within the regions are encouraged to apply via the application form at www.sailleeuwin.com.

The Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

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Last month, qualified Bosun Andy Laurie from Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation was able to experience life at sea onboard another tall ship, the SV Tenacious, on a voyage in New Zealand.

The tall ship was designed and built specifically to be fully accessible for persons with disabilities. She was launched on 1st September 2000 from Southampton, England.

Andy found himself onboard the vessel in June through the Woodside Crew Exchange Program.

Leeuwin CEO Carol Shannon speaks about the opportunity available to her crew in the program.

"Through generous funding by Woodside, up to three crew exchanges are offered to outstanding Leeuwin Crew or Volunteer Crew for an experience onboard another vessel each year," said Ms Shannon.

"Crew exchanges are an incredibly powerful way of providing training and career development, broadening individual skill sets and providing opportunities to operate under different operating conditions."

Andy comments on what an amazing experience the exchange was.

"What a great ship to see operate and what a great bunch of people to meet along the way. Wellington to Auckland was great sailing," he said.

Tenacious includes special design features not seen on other ships including wheelchair lifts, a speaking compass and a joystick to enable people with limited dexterity to helm the ship.

"The trainee crew are a mix of physical abilities, including those in wheelchairs. It can be sailed and handled from deck so as to include everyone regardless of their physical abilities," he said.

Andy was part of regular watch rotations, but was also able to spend time with the Tenacious Bosun and viewed it's more modern rigging technology.

"I found the vessel, being larger than Leeuwin, interesting to observe its manoeuvring characteristics, sail handling and adult program."

The Crew Exchange is part of a larger program sponsored by Woodside to encourage WA youth to join the marine or maritime industry. Voyage scholarships, the Woodside Cadet Program and offshore Career Development are all part of the Leeuwin Marine Career Pathway.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

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Earlier this month, a Leeuwin representative attended the Broome Career Expo held onsite at Broome Senior High School to promote and allocate the Woodside Marine Career Scholarships to local youth.

As part of the three year sponsorship agreement, 60 Woodside Scholarships are available to young people aged 14-25 who live in the Broome, Roebourne, Karratha, Exmouth or Perth Metropolitan area and who are interested in a career in the marine environment or the maritime industry. Participants are able to board the STS Leeuwin II for a week-long adventure of a lifetime.

Leeuwin School Relations Coordinator Rachel Le Moignan commented on the regional visit.

“We love to annually visit the Kimberley region, and the Broome Career Expo was the perfect time to reach the schools in the area,” said Rachel.

“The atmosphere was wonderful, and the students were keen to engage, ask questions and overall showed such an interest in our Youth Leadership program.”

800 students were expected to attend the exhibition on the day, with students from several local high schools in attendance.

“The Leeuwin offered a draw in which students interested in a marine career could express their interest to win one of five Woodside Marine Career Scholarships. Winners will be announced this week and we can’t wait to welcome them on board a voyage later this year,” said Rachel.

While in town, the Leeuwin representative visited the Navy Cadets, Shire of Broome and North Regional TAFE. The Foundation help to continue their relationships in the region and build on new projects in 2018.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provide key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people from across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

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  • Shane Kiely
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The Karratha Clontarf Academy recently took 37 boys (Years 7-9) on their annual Term 1 camp to Broome. The boys joined with other Clontarf Academies from Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra to take part in the Clontarf West Kimberley Shield Football Carnival. This was the first time Karratha has taken two teams to the carnival and was the biggest camp in the Academy’s history.

Along with competing in the West Kimberley Shield, the boys participated in a variety of activities as part of a reward for their commitment to school in Term 1.  Such activities included a tabloid sports evening, volunteering at Bran Nue Day (aged care facility), a visit to the crocodile park, dinner at a local Broome restaurant and morning tea with Melissa Price MP, Federal Member for Durack. The boys showed great maturity and leadership in all activities, in particular at the morning tea where seven boys presented to Melissa on what they get up to each day in their Academy.

Please click on the link below to view Melissa discussing the visit in Federal Parliament last week:

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Note: In 2017, the Karratha Clontarf Academy has its highest ever number of participants with 150 Indigenous boys already signed up with the Academy, 20 of whom are Year 12 students.



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The STS Leeuwin II's 2016 – 2017 season kicked off recently with voyages down to Bunbury and back earlier this month.

Palmyra resident, Callum Tromp (16) was one of six trainees onboard who were awarded a Woodside Marine Career Scholarship and joined the ship's first voyage of the season.

Throughout the week-long youth development program, the youth learnt key life skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication alongside thirty nine other trainees.

The Woodside Marine Scholarships are still available to any youths aged 14-25 interested in a career in the marine environment or maritime industry and reside in Karratha, Exmouth, Broome, Roebourne or Perth Metro region.

Sixteen year old trainee Callum Tromp has a strong ambition to be a Ship's Pilot and his sail on the STS Leeuwin II was a great starting point.

Callum describes his career aspirations.

"This voyage was the start of my career towards becoming Captain of cruise or cargo ship," Callum says.

He talks about his future after receiving the Woodside Scholarship and extends thanks to them having helped him on his way to achieving his goals.

"I'll be sure to let Woodside know how my journey is going. I'm sure one day I'll contact them saying that I have completed my Master 1," he says.  

Claudia Jones (17) from Gooseberry Hill also received a Woodside Scholarship to join the voyage returning to Fremantle and explains her positive experience.

"Woodside have allowed me to experience something that pushed me to my limits and allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone," says Claudia.

For many years a voyage on the Leeuwin has been the catalyst for young people to pursue a career on the ocean. 

CEO Carol Shannon describes the application process.

"To apply, all you have to do is describe your marine career aspiration, it could be anything from a role in the fishing industry, a marine chef, water police, marine law or marine architect," says Carol.

During the week at sea youth are involved in all operations of sailing the ship from doing night watches, taking the helm, setting sails and climbing the 35 metre main mast.

Scholarships are still available and cover $1500 of the voyage fare, leaving $600 to be covered by the applicant or local community.

The Leeuwin has three Youth Explorer voyages left for 2016. The 1614 Geraldton to Fremantle voyage, the 1615 End of Year voyage and the 1617 School Holiday voyage. For more information or to apply call (08) 9430 4105.

To find out more about the Woodside Marine Scholarships click here.

To find out more about the Leeuwin Marine Career Pathways click here.

To speak with our Scholarship Coordinator regarding the application process please email philippa@sailleeuwin.com, or call (08) 9430 4105.

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Two representatives from the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation recently visited Broome to promote the Foundation’s Youth Development program.

The annual visit was to meet with local schools and North Regional TAFE to offer a marine scholarship opportunity to students to experience a week-long voyage onboard the STS Leeuwin II. The Foundation were also seeking to gain support for potential sponsorship funding under the Royalties for Regions Kimberley Community Chest Fund.

The Leeuwin Foundation is an award winning provider of personal development and leadership programs that provides key life skills for young people aged 14-25 that they will take into their studies, careers and community.

Chief Executive Officer, Carol Shannon said “Our representatives love getting out to the regions to connect with schools, local businesses and the community.”

“Broome youth can apply for Woodside Marine Scholarships which were on offer to regional youth aged 14-25 on the visit North.”

The Leeuwin Foundation has a three year sponsorship agreement with 60 Woodside Scholarships available to young people who live in the Broome, Roebourne, Karratha, Exmouth or Perth Metropolitan area and who are interested in a career in the marine environment or the maritime industry.

Since 1986, the Leeuwin has provided exciting and life-changing programs to more than 40,000 young people across Australia.

The voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.

To find out more about the Woodside Marine Scholarships click here.

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Fifteen year old North Beach local William Kent experienced the voyage of a lifetime onboard the STS Leeuwin II after receiving a Woodside Marine Scholarship recently.​

The Woodside Scholarships are allocated to ambitious youth aged 14-25 with an interest in starting a career in a marine environment or maritime industry, just like Will.
 
Will describes himself as having a passion for the ocean and plans to come back as soon as he can and learn more about a marine career.

"With my passion for maritime and my hopes for a career within the industry, I was lucky enough to gain a scholarship through Woodside," Will said.

"The thought of being on the Leeuwin excites me and I hope to one day return as a crew member or possibly even Captain."

During his time onboard the tall ship, Will built upon his work-ready skills (including leadership, teamwork and communication) during night watches, made new friends and climbed to the top of the 33 metre mast to read the secret message.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation's Chief Executive Officer, Carol Shannon said "For many years a voyage on the Leeuwin has been the catalyst for young people to pursue a career on the ocean. For young people who have these aspirations it can be very hard to find the funds to study for the necessary qualifications."

As a Year 10 student at Newman College, Will aims to become a Marine Engineer once he finishes.

"The Leeuwin experience encouraged me to follow a career in the maritime industry by showing me first-hand what it is like to be out on the ocean and having a life at sea," said Will.​
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The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has been named as a finalist for the WA Industry Collaboration Award, sponsored by the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Anne-Marie Archer CEO at the Leeuwin comments on what this means to the Foundation.

“The Leeuwin Foundation is proud to be named as a finalist for the WA Training Awards. It has taken years of hard work by a number of marine industry partners and education providers to introduce our Marine Careers Pathway Program, which supports young people keen to pursue a career in the marine industry,” said Ms Archer.

“In light of the program's success, Woodside have generously funded scholarships for young people who are interested in a marine career to experience first-hand what is like to go to sea on a working ship.”

“We couldn’t be happier that we are able to offer youth without any seafaring experience to come onboard the STS Leeuwin II. As a trainee we are able to empower them, with self-determination and relevant interest in a marine career, to become a professional seafarer through assistance in gaining relevant qualifications.”

Recognition in this area will help to raise awareness for the program, and ensure the Leeuwin Foundation are able to continue to offer this assistance for many years to come.

“There has been considerable work put into the development of Marine Career Pathway Program to ensure it can run seamlessly within our award winning Youth Development Program which means they really do get the best of both worlds!" said Ms Archer.

Once youth have experienced a maiden voyage, they can return as a volunteer to continue their experience and personal development. For those interested in a career at sea, they are able to build on their sea time and gain experience which is an amazing foundation for future careers.

http://www.sailleeuwin.com/content/leeuwin-named-finalist-wa-training-award

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Through Woodside's partnership with Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA), I was recently given the opportunity to volunteer at the LNG18 Students Forum in April 2016.

At the forum I presented to the students, helped to facilitate interactive activities and escorted the students through a tour of the exhibition hall and to LNG18 speaker sessions, developing my professional leadership and speaking skills. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to support the students in learning about our industry and to see them delve into the process and science behind the LNG market, from production to customer use.

ESWA also generously organised for a work experience student from Esperance, who I was hosting that week at the Woodside office, to attend the Students Forum. The experience left the student motivated and inspired to continue to pursue career opportunities in the Oil and Gas sector.

I am so grateful for the opportunity that was provided through ESWA to pass on my knowledge and inspire the next generation of students aspiring to enter our industry at the Chevron hosted LNG18 student form. A big thank you to Jo Watkins from ESWA.

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So far this year Scitech has hosted two GT events; Astronaut in March, and Earth Explorers in May.​

Both events were very successful, helped by the hands-on enthusiasm of graduate volunteers from Woodside. At the Earth Explorers event we had ten incredible graduates who gave up their time to inspire students.

Their main role on the night, other than acting as volcanoes in the main challenge, was to answer questions about what a career in STEM actually looks like; what does a petroleum engineer do? What will the future of resources processing be? If I'm creative and good at maths, what kind of job can I have?

There were lots of inspiring conversations on the night, which all add up to encouraging Western Australia's next generation to look at STEM differently - by thinking critically about issues and applying creative, innovative solutions, we can secure the social and economic future of our state.

Scitech GT, supported by Woodside, supports gifted and talented students with an interest in STEM as they transition from PEAC programs in to thigh school. We welcomed 95 year 6 students and their parents to the program at the second event in May, and they will stay in the program until the end of year 8.

If you are a graduate and want to volunteer at the next event, contact James Gosling or Danielle Bejr to find out more.

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​Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) is excited to announce the release of a new animation in the series for the Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP).

This fast paced animation explains the very important, and often difficult to understand, El Nino and La Nina events. These events impact Australia and the world and we are so pleased to now have a resource available freely to students, teachers and the public to help them to understand them.

The animation can be accessed here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifGOjSTwbM8.

Please also visit our YouTube channel to check out our popular animations on oil and gas formation, the rock cycle and the water cycle - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgWQNF54vmCphWecFj40fKA/.

These animations support the vast array of resources available to teachers in order to assist them with Earth Science education from Years 4 to 12 - http://www.wasp.edu.au/

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Local not-for-profit the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation was named the winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility award in the 2015 Fremantle Chamber Business Awards this month.

​The award recognised organisations that implemented policies or projects that positively impacted on the community and generated outcomes that had a long term benefit.

Having previously won the award in 2013, the Leeuwin's new Maritime career pathway initiatives including the Woodside sponsored pilot cadetship, gave the Foundation a strong new edge this year.

The unique twelve-month cadetship will see three of the Leeuwin's selected volunteers equipped to join the Maritime industry with their newly gained Marine Engine Driver (MED) Class 2 ticket and Master <24 metres near coastal qualifications.

"This recognition was made largely possible through the support and investment of the new Maritime pathway initiative from Woodside," said Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation CEO Anne-Marie Archer.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has not only continued to provide the life-changing youth development program that has challenged and inspired more than 40,000 youths since its launch,  but has continued to evolve and further develop leading the organisation to provide significant additional opportunities for Western Australian youth.

Through endeavoring to support young people looking to start a career in the Maritime Industry, the Foundation has also become a part of a solution to a staff shortage in that same industry.

The release of the Australian Maritime Workforce Development Strategy in 2013, identified the need for more than 500 new entrants per year to the Maritime Industry.

This was based on an extensive workforce survey within the Maritime Industry.

"Entering the Maritime Industry can be very difficult, in part because of the considerable cost for completing the required training courses," said STS Leeuwin II Captain Sarah Robinson.

"This was an opportunity that none of these individuals would have been able to afford if it weren't for the generous support of Woodside," she said.​


Photo: CEO Anne-Marie Archer holding awards at the Moulin Rouge themed gala event.

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On March, 9 graduates volunteered at the first SciTech GT event for the year on the topic of ‘Blow It Up!’ The year 6-9 students were addressed by Woo dside Chief Science and Technology Manager Neil Kavanagh and learnt about all things explosions before undertaking their own explosions containment task. With the limited resources of a cardboard box, tape, cling wrap and straws, the wonderful Woodside Graduate volunteers assisted groups of 4-6 students create a device to contain the ‘explosion’ of dry ice and water without any uncontrolled leaking. The blast resistant creati

ons were then tested by the SciTech team with the majority passing the test. The grad volunteers enjoyed their time acting as big kids and even enjoyed some free time to explore SciTech!

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​Three individuals are a step closer to achieving their dreams of a career in the Maritime Industry thanks to the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation's pilot cadetship program generously supported by Woodside.

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Three Leeuwin volunteers are taking part in a unique pilot cadetship sponsored by Woodside with local not-for-profit the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.

Benjamin Errington (24), Woodren Bourne (19) and Liam Evans (17) were selected from the Leeuwin's successful volunteer program to complete a twelve-month cadetship with the sail training ship that will take them a step closer to a seafaring career.

The cadetship will see the individuals gain their Marine Engine Driver (MED) Class 2 ticket in addition to their Master <24 metres near coastal qualifications.

Now a quarter of the way into the program the cadets have successfully completed the first external studies component of the pilot, gaining their AMSA Certificate of Safety Training.­

Captain Sarah Robinson Master of the STS Leeuwin II said the cadets are progressing well through their task books and required shipboard learning while accumulating their acquired sea time.

"This was an opportunity that none of these individuals would have been able to afford if it weren't for the generous support of Woodside," Captain Sarah said.

"We have had a lot of interest from other volunteers hoping to take up the cadetship role in future."

The cadets are looking forward to attending Maritime College over the winter while the Leeuwin undergoes its annual refit.

The cadets depart Fremantle next Thursday aboard the ship where they will spend eight weeks in Monkey Mia during the ship's Northern swing.​

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The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation representatives visited Broome and Karratha last week to promote their award-winning youth development program and partnership with Woodside to local youth in the Northern communities.

The team was very excited to visit local schools and meet with a variety of community and youth organisations during the visit to promote both the Leeuwin's Youth Explorer Voyages and the exclusive opportunity for youth aged 14 – 25 years old, to apply for a Woodside scholarship to help cover the voyage fare.

Leeuwin voyages aim to challenge and inspire young people from across the State to realise their full potential and develop key life skills through the unique medium of tall ship sailing.

During the seven-day voyages, up to 40 youth from across the State join together to participate in all aspects of sailing the ship from climbing the 33-metre main mast, raise and lowering the sails and taking the helm, to galley duty, night watch and scrubbing the decks.

The Foundation is thrilled to be able to work with regional communities and open the Leeuwin experience up to youth living in remote areas.

The visits included Broome Senior High school, St Mary's College, St Luke's College and Karratha Senior High school with many students expressing interest in taking up this opportunity this year.

Ashleigh Tapper, Leeuwin Communications Manager said, "It was fantastic to see so many students who had previously sailed with us in recent years with the support of the Woodside scholarships. Their faces lit up, with many expressing interest in returning to volunteer."

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation CEO Anne-Marie Archer said the Foundation truly appreciates the support of Woodside and the scholarships they provide young people in these communities who would not be able to access the youth development program otherwise. ​

If you know of a young person in the Broome, Karratha or Perth metro regions who would like to experience a Leeuwin voyage and needs financial assistance to do so, please contact

 

Ashleigh Tapper

Marketing and Communications Manager

Tel 08 9288 0306 

ashleigh@sailleeuwin.com

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​​Clontarf Foundation CEO Gerard Neesham was recently interviewed on  ABC Radio National's Sunday Profile programme (8 June 2014).  As the Clontarf Foundation celebrates its fifteenth year of operation, Gerard discusses the journey to date with host Richard Aedy and the Foundation's plans to more than double in size over the next four years.

Click on the link below to listen to the interview:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayprofile/gerard-neesham2c-founder-at-ceo-of-the-clontarf-foundation/5506524 

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  • Jo Watkins
34/06/2014 4:42 PM

​We thought we would just take this chance to introduce ourselves. We are Earth Science Western Australia (http://www.earthsciencewa.com.au/) and we are proud to have a project with Woodside called the Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP). This project is producing packages of teaching materials for the Earth Science (with links to other sciences) section of the Australian Curriculum. (http://www.wasp.edu.au/)

We look forward to being part of the discussion on Canvas and welcome any questions or feedback.

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