Denny’s Engineering and Welding in Allora provided Tyler Wakeford and Luke Kilah with a hands-on experience.
Denny’s Engineering and Welding in Allora provided Tyler Wakeford and Luke Kilah with a hands-on experience. Glyn Rees

Year 10 students' work experience

IT went quickly and the experience was incredible, was how Year 10 student Caitlyn Butler summed up her five days in the workforce last week, assisting at the Allora Community Kindergarten and making many new little kindy-aged friends.

About 33 Allora State School students took part in the work experience program from April 11-15.

Students worked at businesses around Allora, Warwick, Clifton and Toowoomba.

It certainly planted the seed for most and at least two students are fortunate enough to be offered apprenticeship positions at year’s end.

Abbey Harrison enjoyed her experience and the company of the people she worked with at Warwick Physiotherapy Centre.

“From this, I would love to pursue a career in physiotherapy,” Abbey said.

Warwick’s Spinewise Chiropractic hosted Anthony Bannister, working with practice owner and former Allora State School student Dr Donna-Maree Willett.

“Donna-Maree and her staff were helpful and professional,” Anthony said.

“It was a real eye opener to see how the spine and body work together and it has made me more passionate about pursuing a career in chiropractic.”

Anthony plans to study for such a career at university in Melbourne when he completes Year 12.

Brodie Frizzell, who joined staff of Allora Building and Landscaping under the watchful eye of builder Richard Kyle, worked on the construction of a residence at Nobby.

“I liked the week, it felt like I was actually at work, getting up early in the morning and just doing my job,” he said.

Ally Van Der Poel stepped from school to school, assisting during the week at St Patrick’s School, Allora.

Ally is no stranger to St Patrick’s, she has attended the school for seven years.

“It was really good, the experience I had was amazing and I wish it didn’t have to end.”



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