Participant Profile: Grace

 

The Imaginarium is a place where gifted girls are encouraged to develop their gifts and interests through a diverse range of courses. Courses are open to gifted girls from any school throughout Western Australia. Courses are held after school and during the school holidays.

I’d like you to meet one of our Imaginarium participants who participated in the Animatronics course in the April holidays and is currently participating in the Tech eGirls course after school. Grace is in Year 4 and attends Perth College. She is an incredible young lady with a creative mind and has the exceptional ability to understand complex emotions through visuals and the books she loves to read. In fact, it is a rare occasion that you see Grace without a book in her hand.

Grace has a profound love of animals and in the future, she would like to help foster animals in need and find them homes with loving families. She has her own pet dog, Duchess, who she describes as ‘absolutely adorable.’ Grace is unsure of what she would like to do when she is older as there are ‘so many amazing options like being an engineer or a chef’ but she is certain that her future will involve caring for animals whether it be through her career or volunteer work.

Grace loves to travel. She has been to so many countries around the world she says, ‘I couldn’t possibly list them all.’ When asked about her favourite place in the world, she is conflicted with choice but her recent holiday to Broome where she describes the beach as ‘beautiful and calm’ and the camel rides as an incredible experience is a highlight.

When asked who makes her laugh the most, Grace describes her friends, Chrissy and Sasha, as ‘they are absolutely hilarious!’ Her creative abilities are unique with a floral monoprint being selected for an art competition. Grace’s favourite art medium to use is clay to sculpt pieces as well as painting. Grace also loves expressing her creativity through writing and thoroughly enjoys participating in writing extension classes at school.

This week during her Tech eGirls course Grace programmed Elliot, the NAO robot, to pretend he was a dog through his speech and actions. She thoroughly enjoyed the programming session and is considering what she can programme Elliot to do next week during our session.