A group of year 10 students from Salesian College Sunbury has arrived in Samoa to involve in the Reporters Academy at the Commonwealth Youth Games. They will be working alongside with five local Samoan youths in this unique experience.
The Reporters’ Academy is a not for profit media production company that delivers a unique programme for young people between 14 – 23. They provide ‘industry standard’ media coverage of local, national and international sports events.
The Salesian students have been in Samoa for a few days already, setting up and getting ready for all the events. They are accompanied by the team leader Michelle Adamson and the rector of the College, Fr Will Matthews who is also the delegate for the Salesian Social Communications in Australia and the Pacific.
It has been a very busy time for the students. Yet they managed to have some relaxing time looking around Samoa, visiting Salesian places, eating outs and spending some quality time on pristine beaches.
On Saturday morning, 5th September, the students attended the first press conference given by the Prime Minister of Samoa, and the Commonwealth officials.
On a very special note, the students and staff from Don Bosco Technical College in Alafua Samoa will play a major role in the opening ceremony tonight. They have been practising their performance for a few months to perfection.
The Salesian students from both Samoa and Australia are proud to be involved in the first Commonwealth Games in Samoa that is a life-time of an opportunity.
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