Wilmot Rd Primary School’s Talent Opportunity and Potential Scholarship students have been announced for next year.
Principal Jenny Manuel said it was not an easy process for the 10 students, each having to write an application and attend an interview, but the process helped them develop their confidence.
The school partners with business and organisations in the community to offer a $500 scholarship prize to the successful students.
Student wellbeing and community relationships co-ordinator Paul Greenwood said the scholarship program was a wonderful initiative for every child at the school.
‘‘Our observations are that the earlier we make children aware of what their future goals can potentially be and the skills they need to develop to get there, that students quickly understand,’’ Mr Greenwood said.
‘‘The students, once they have an idea of what they can potentially achieve, regardless of what that is, set their sights at a very high level in all areas of learning.
‘‘Having scholarship students develop relationships with their sponsors and the visits to workplaces telling their stories about their own background, families, passions, and future dreams has also proved to be an amazing and inspiring experience for all.
‘‘It is a great example of what mentoring and positive partnerships can achieve.’’
Word and Mouth chief executive Jim Gow was the guest speaker at a special assembly last week.
Mr Gow said the scholarships were a win-win scenario for students and community members, who could build partnerships with the school.
‘‘A rising tide raises all ships,’’ he said to students.