On Friday 5th May, our year 9 and 10 students began their AIME journey for the year, participating in their first program day for 2017. This year we have joined a new group and the experience takes place at the University of Canberra (UC). Our students mingled with schools from across the north side of Canberra and met their mentors who are current uni students from UC. The program enables a relationship to grow between the AIME mentor and the school mentee as they work together throughout the year, learning about identity and sharing the experience together. We started Day One with an engaging video by Jack Manning-Bancroft (AIME CEO) that gave the students a background about the history of AIME and the success stories of Indigenous Australians that help the students understand that they to, have the power to make a difference.

Students split into different groups, learning how to DJ, rap, zen-tangle, playing basketball and craft time. We are so lucky to be a part of the AIME program because it allows our students to learn about their culture in an exciting way and how they can play a big part in the growth and positive awareness surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander success within our country.

Heather Ferguson

AIME Contact Teacher