Claire is a Year 7 Perth College student and one of our mentors for the Tech eGirl course.
She is an incredible young lady, naturally curious with a sense of humour well above her years. She exudes a love of learning, explores divergent questions on complex topics and her imagination is fierce with possibility.
When reading Claire’s writing, her unique personality shines through and you find yourself immersed in the world she has created, with intricate themes woven through her narrative.
Claire’s favourite experiences so far during Year 7 have been Positivity Week and Creative Arts Day. She said enjoys the comradery and House spirit the events provoke, and the interrelationships between year levels and individuals.
When asked about her strengths, Claire said she has a variety.
“I am good at thinking outside the box and I am good at Maths. I am also good at telling jokes and making people laugh,” she said.
“I love to read because it’s fun and exciting to go into another world as you read.”
Claire said she hopes her interests might lead her to a future career, but she isn’t “100% sure” what she wants to do yet.
“I know I want to do something that involves Science and Maths,” she said.
“A few options I want to try are a doctor, vet or a surgeon.
“Science is interesting as we can go into labs and construct experiments. Maths challenges me to think harder and more open-mindedly.”
Claire has been reflecting on her impact as a student mentor for the Tech eGirls participants and what she has enjoyed so far.
“I have enjoyed being able to help the girls figure out and overcome the challenges they have faced, help them understand robots and think outside the box,” she said.