First published 24 September 2021

A QUT first School Holiday Program was held on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September and was led by QUT students from the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice.

Children aged 11-15 years arrived at the Gardens Point campus and embraced the best of QUT’s sporting offerings and facilities over the 3-day event.

Activities included esports events, an aquatic gym, basketball and table tennis and a range of team building and collaboration-focused activities.

Faculty students were engaged to assist with program delivery, providing an opportunity to put their real-world education and skills into practice within the community.

QUT Bachelor of Secondary Education student Kylie Vecchio took a lead role in facilitating clinic activities and said it was a great opportunity to put her degree skills into practice.

‘Supervising and facilitating activities for the kids across the activities enabled me to put my education into practice, and I really enjoyed watching the kids have such a great time.

‘The variety of activities was extensive, which gave us the opportunity to tailor aspects of the clinic to the strengths of each of the individuals,’ Vecchio said.

The clinic was open to children of QUT staff and students with plans are in place for further clinics to be run and opened to externals.

For more information or to be kept up to date regarding future School Holiday Sports Clinics, contact sports@qut.edu.au