'A sense of pride': Eidsvold, meet your captains
OVER the coming weeks, the Times will catch up with all North Burnett's school captains. Today, we talk to Year 10 students Treshawn Skinner and Ella Fort, captains of Eidsvold State School.
What changes would you like to introduce this year?
Treshawn: Eidsvold students have always had a strong voice - I would like to see the students getting a say in the decisions that are being made.
Ella: I would like to see all of our students at Eidsvold participating to their full abilities in sport and outside activities because sometimes you can miss out on having fun when you don't give it a go.
Do you have plans for when you graduate?
Treshawn: I would like to be a professional football (NRL player) and play for Cowboys. I would also like to become a carpenter because I like working with my hands and building stuff.
Ella: I would like to stay in Eidsvold district and own a property with animals like cows and horses.
Tell us about your favourite school event of the year.
Treshawn: In 2018, I really enjoyed the "Didge in a Day” program that the school ran for the secondary boys. It was fun to design, shape and play our 'didges. I thought it was really educational and all the boys liked it. I really enjoyed dancing for the NAIDOC event because it made me feel proud of who I am. We were also lucky enough to dance at Biggenden and Bundaberg with some of the Gayndah students.
Ella: I am really looking forward to when we go to Brisbane for the girl's Fireflies program because I'm excited to visit the art gallery and see a performance at QPAC. I am also looking forward to school camp at Emu Gully and the Talent Show and trialling for school sport.
What sort of example do you want to set for the younger students?
Treshawn: I plan on setting a good example by showing the younger students how to stick to the school rules.
Ella: This year I will be working on speaking in front of parade and larger audiences. I would like all students to be proud when they are representing the school in sport and receiving awards. I would like to see all of the students at Eidsvold not be embarrassed to speak in front of audiences and have a sense of pride when they have achieved something and feel proud of what they are able to achieve.