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Onwards and Upwards Project


Introduction to 'Onwards & Upwards'

Inspiring young Australians in Greater Western Sydney to their education horizons, Onwards & Upwards is a 40 minute high energy, interactive, magazine style production for Year 7 students that presents staying in learning post-school as fun, interesting and accessible. Onwards & Upwards will follow the story of three credible Year 7 students who will each explore and dispel the myths and barriers associated with post-secondary study. The characters explore different routes and pathways through education, including HSC, TAFE and University, and other career options to promote early consideration and develop an understanding of what is right for them.

This production has been developed by Gibber, on behalf of Bridges to Higher Education.

Information for Students

If you have enjoyed the Onwards & Upwards performance, you might want to visit our Enquiring Minds website. Enquiring Minds is an inspirational TV show that aims to help school children aged 7 to 12 to turn their passion into a career through higher education. By visiting the website you will find clips from the TV series, mapped pathways to careers, and a fun online game.

The following websites will also provide you with important and helpful information about studying beyond high school:

Information for Parents

The Onwards & Upwards performance has been designed to include a section for students about how they can talk to their parents about TAFE and university. This has been captured on the short clip below:

For further information to help you talk to your child about higher education please visits our resources for parents on the Make Your Mark website ;where you will find a videos, information leaflet and translated information leaflets about education after high school.

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