Real balancing act for the kids

adamThey will have to fit that in with their outside interests and the curriculum at school so it’s going to be a real balancing act for the kids to do that,” Ms Prebble said.

The range of careers students can choose is endless and may include jobs as diverse as retail assistant, journalist, veterinarian and lawyer.
“Hopefully we will get some students who will make us think outside the square, rather than the basics of what we can do and really use the programme to their advantage,” Ms Prebble said.

Mount Hutt College Methven has also been granted funding for the first time under the Gateway scheme and plans to run the programme for 10 of its students.
Budget 2006 provided additional funding of $8.1 million (GST exclusive) over four years to expand Gateway opportunities to all decile seven to 10 state and integrated secondary schools.
February 1 2007