Last Friday, I was invited by my old school to participate in their "VCE Focus Day". Rather than having the day at the school, they decided to make a day out of it and head off to Deakin's new REACH facilities.
This was the first time I'd been to Deakin in two years; and a first as a UniMelb student and a licensed driver. The campus is gorgeous but the parking was an absolute joke. Being a Geelong kid, we hear rumours about just how bad it is; and in the middle of the summer trimester, that was definitely on display. Not one free park in site, and the school had neglected to tell me which permit I would be given, so after some running (enough fitness for a year) and stress, I eventually parked.
With Carlo, our dux, and a lovely girl from Geelong College, I participated in Aim High-A Student Panel. This gave the students the opportunity to ask us some questions about how to deal with VCE. The first group was pretty hopeless—none of whom were wanting to aim high—so the teacher had to ask us all of the questions, which made it a little awkward. The second group started off similarly awkward, but once they got into it they were really good and I felt like we were able to give them some good advice.
All in all, it was a good experience. I found myself really wanting to do more, which is a good sign.