House debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Statements by Members

Curious Minds Program

1:31 pm

Photo of Gavin PearceGavin Pearce (Braddon, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Congratulations to Tallirah Gale from Ulverstone Secondary College, who has been invited to participate in this year's Curious Minds program. Funded by the federal government, this program brings together young women from year 9 and year 10 to pursue their interest in STEM. Speaking about her wonderful achievement, Tallirah said that she was very grateful that her teachers have provided her with opportunities to explore STEM. Through the six-month program, Tallirah hopes to develop her interest in marine biology and zoology as well as exploring her passion for biodiversity, animals and the environmental influences impacting habitat. When it comes to STEM, Tallirah and I have a lot in common. We both understand the importance that STEM plays in our everyday lives and our future. Tallirah is keen to share her knowledge. She encourages young people across the north-west, the west coast and King Island with similar dreams to get involved, and so do I. STEM skills are critically important to our region's current and future prosperity. It's vital that our young people are equipped for whatever the future job market might hold and STEM skills go a long way in helping that. Have a great week, Tallirah! Thanks to her teachers at Ulverstone Secondary College who have done such a magnificent job in nurturing all curious minds at this school.