A multimedia and news hub created by students for students has launched giving NSW public school students a platform where they can share their views and creativity with the world.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott is encouraging local students to pitch their ideas to the editor of the new hub.
“The hub is a fantastic place to have your work and ideas published and accessible to the world,” Mr Elliott said.
“Our local students are so creative with stories to share about our brilliant community.
“I encourage them to take advantage of this new hub to pitch their stories and ideas to the editor.
“The hub is a home for anything from news, opinions, creative writing and all multimedia, whatever your passion or medium is the hub will be interested.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Student Voice Hub broke new ground in Australian education by providing students with a platform to share and interact with content created for students by students.
“The Student Voice Hub is a partnership in learning and listening,” Ms Mitchell said.
“It will play a key role in building a better education system as student perspectives, experiences and aspirations shape and enrich our schools and communities.
“It will also provide students with opportunities to refine their writing and content creation skills, along with pitching their stories and ideas.”
Content on the launch site includes articles about student initiatives such as two brothers who raise awareness of racism by wearing one white and one black sock every day; a short film by a team at Punchbowl Boys High School on responsible e-gaming; student reflections on what the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour landing means to them; and a podcast by Macksville HSC students about completing Year 12 in the age of COVID-19.
The Student Voice Hub is live at: https://education.nsw.gov.au/student-wellbeing/student-voices.