Gunnedah teens participate in Girls Rocking Resources initiative (Namoi Valley Independent)
11 students from Gunnedah Girls Academy were among 14 girls to participate in ‘Girls Rocking Resources’ – a Bis Band Whitehaven initiative – and gain an insight into what it’s like to work in the resources sector.
Girls Rocking Resources focusses on career opportunities for women and included: hands-on STEM activities; site tours of the Bis depot and Whitehaven’s Tarrawonga mine; panel discussions with employees from both companies; and inspiring talks from young women working in the resources sector.
“The girls really got a lot out of it. They enjoyed the activities… The feedback I got from the girls was all positive… Once we got out there, they just opened up and thought, ‘I really like this. I could see myself doing this’. It changed a lot of the girls’ minds and got them thinking outside that box, that anything is possible,” she said.