More than fifty Year 10 students from two prestigious North Shore secondary schools (one male and one female) have begun dating after the intensive Business Week program.
The Australian Business Week is an initiative for Year 10 students around the country that aims to develop self worth, respect for others and business workplace skills.
Students who participate in the program agree that their skills and confidence has been impacted via the program, Sally Gilburt says, “I’d never had a boyfriend before. So it’s been great.”
“Being a single sex school, we decided to partner with the local boys school – because the workforce is of course, co-ed,” comments Catholic girl school Principal, Mrs Skinner. The arrangement sees half of the girls attend their neighbour boys school campus for the week, and vice versa.
The official Business Week leaders comments, “These students are on the cusp of adult life, but often a very long way from having the skills and confidence they need to negotiate life as an adult. We aim to help them bridge that gap. ”
Sally comments, “I couldn’t agree more. Honestly moving my relationship from just Snapchat stalking to actual physical contact is hard to do, so the week has really helped.