On Friday 29th of April schools from Rainbow to Lilydale to Portland came together for a fantastic sports day, a motocross sports day for secondary students. Over a hundred riders attended the interschool event which was held at a property just outside of Panmure, a town near Warrnambool, in the South West of Victoria. Once the sign-in process was completed and the scrutineering finished, the day's racing categories sprang to life. There were categories ranging from farmbikes to '250 and over' bikes. Each bike ridden by secondary students some which had only ever ridden around on their properties, some students whom had previously ridden in motocross events already.
There was a wide range of abilities and experience being shown during the day. Races like the 85cc grades, A, B and C. Or the hotly contested 'All powers' both in the '85-125' and '250' categories. Cobden Technical School students had previously met with Lilydale Secondary College students at the Phillip Island GP Superbikes excursion, where Lilydale staff indicated they were very keen to come down for the grasstrack in April. And they surely did. They send a team of 14 riders, among them a former national champion, and they were keen to put a dent in our medal and trophy tally.
It has been so dry so long and it was a bitter sweet feeling when the rains came down. The track turned from a dust bowl to a circuit pockmarked by muddy rooster tails. Most, if not all farming parents/guardians had big smiles on their faces. The steady rains did not dampen the enthusiasm of riders however it wasn't much fun for the adult volunteers on marshaling duty, getting wet inspite of the wet weather gear or the umbrellas.
Students showcased their competence, their tenacity and, on more than one ocassion, their sportsmanship. This was most evident at the last event of the day, the eagerly anticipated 'relay team' race. In the week leading up to this event, schools were asked to submit their relay teams and were asked to consider combining with other school riders to make a complete team of six riders. And, as usual, schools and students were generous by sharing their riders to ensure the relay race was a goer. And it was a great way to finish the day.
Some RAILS groups looked at this Thursday 28th April. Maybe you haven't thought about it. Would you really just go for a job where you're going to be out of work in the near future? I wouldn't. So what should you avoid maybe?Emma Davis is a reporter for the ABC's 'behind the news' and she wrote the following:
There's a video at the end of this article and a career chooser.
EMMA DAVIS, REPORTER: It's a question that a lot of kids find tough to answer: What do you want to be when you grow up?
GIRL: When I'm older I want to be a chef, like the ones that make the really cool cakes.
BOY: I would like to be an engineer.
BOY: Probably a scientist or a sports doctor on a team.
GIRL: A fashion designer.
GIRL: I want to be an interior designer.
But what if some of those jobs are completely different when you're old enough to actually do them? Recently a big report was released on the future of jobs in Australia. It says that, right now, 70 per cent of young people are doing jobs that'll change or completely disappear in the future. But while that might sound bad, experts say it isn't anything new.
Students, it can be really hard to get your work done on time. Teachers do understand this as a lot of teachers either still study or have work that needs to be done on time also. The following might help you.