Thank You Everyone who supported this year’s HAT DAY DINNER!
We managed to raise some much needed funds for the Lift the Lid campaign from the Dinner & Raffle.
The club would also like to extend a special Thank You to our guest speaker for the night, David Moran from Mental Health Partners. He delivered an amazing and insightful presentation about the importance of Mental Health First Aid.
This year’s theme is “Halloween Hats”. We choose a different theme every year to encourage creativity and attention to the cause- Its hard to forget about the event when you got a mission to assemble the best hat at dinner.
Here is an update from our sponsored RYEA student Imogen in Denmark
How is everything going downunder?
Everything is great down here in Denmark. My second host family is VERY nice, I moved there a month ago and I also baked a cake for them and my host dad’s parents today. We are having lovely weather down here, nice warm days. Its actually the hottest summer in 400 years so I think either I brought it with me or I’m very lucky. I went to Copenhagen for the first time last Sunday and it was so beautiful. I saw a place called Nyhavn which is a colorful Danish harbor and I took a boat tour with a lovely exchange student friend from New Zealand called Macy. We also went to the Tivoli carnival that’s near Copenhagen. It was so amazing, there were so many rides. It was almost like a smaller, Danish version of Disneyland with less people and probably better prices. haha.
I’ve been on Eurotour and had the experience of a lifetime. I think Berlin and Prague were my favorite destinations. The Berlin Cathedral is so beautiful!! We also went to Disneyland in Paris. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip! There were 43 other students on the Euro tour bus and they were all really nice.
Answering your question about the students in class. Yes they are all alright at English. There are a few very good English speakers as well, one of the girls actually went to Australia on some kind of exchange as well which is cool ! One of the other girls also did a similar thing in India ! They are both my tutors actually and they are the best at English in my class I think.
Chelsea is a Music Therapist who works with people with brain injuries. Music therapy can be used to enhance social skills, emotional skills, motor skills and communication skills. This is done by employing different techniques and interventions such as song writing, instrument playing, rhythmic activities and drawing to music. Chelsea spoke of seeing participants open up and talk, express themselves, participate and join into social situations. It has changed the lives of many of them in positive ways. As a person very keen on music and with a Psychology and Science background, to find a job where she can help others in such a positive way and utilize her music skills gives her great joy and a sense of accomplishment. An inspiration to others through her ability to touch and inspire.