‘Big Day In’ – Perth

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The Australian Computer Society Foundation’s ‘Big Day In‘ roadshow rolled into Perth Town Hall on Thursday May 7.

IMG_1120Over 400 students from a wide range of schools throughout the Perth region witnessed a range of speakers all encouraging them to consider a career in ICT.

For this event, I was delighted to share the stage with Catherine Woolfe, Adobe’s Student Rep from Edith Cowan University.


Catherine shared her passion for creativity and the importance of being creative in everything your do. This complemented my similar message and my encouragement for students to further develop their ICT & Design skills and to brand themselves in positive ways so that they get a head of pack when looking for future study and employment prospects.


It was great working with Gareth Cowen from XCERIO (formally IC Central) who helped look after the Adobe stand with a big push for Adobe Certification. George from Central Institute of Technology was also on hand to help answer questions about Adobe Certification.


PLC & Scotch (Perth) – video workshop

Wednesday May 6 was a creative day of video production with Year 7 Boys of Scotch College Perth and their neighboring girls schools PLC.


PLC Girls & Scotch Boys after a busy day of film making with Adobe Premier Pro

I’m always impressed with how quickly students pick up the techniques involved in making videos with Adobe Premier Pro. These students were no exception during a day when they worked together in mixed groups to produce a 2 minute film to show their peers.



Each group was tasked with planning, filming, editing and exporting a video story about the school. Some chose to feature the green screen capabilities within Premier Pro. It is great to see students this age being confident with industry standard applications and developing collaboration, communication and problem solving skills that will stand them in good stead for the future.

Special thank you to Jared Faint from Scotch College for organising this event following the success of last year’s similar day that can be viewed via CreateEDU TV on – https://vimeo.com/113822632