- GSLP Story of Change -
SEAT = Sit, Eat And Talk
The 2018 SEAT (Sit, Eat And Talk) mentoring initiative regularly connected 20 Grade 6 students, at Mooroopna Primary School with 14 volunteers during a lunchtime meal. The participants shared stories and completed activities that prompted them to talk about their job and careers. The project was supported by 15 Berry Street School students and nine Lighthouse staff who prepared healthy lunches.
Aims of SEAT
- To expose young people to positive role models
- To increase student knowledge of jobs and build their career aspiration
- To expose students to new and healthy food
Diverse range of role models engaged at each session
94.4% of students stated they knew more about the jobs they could do in the future after participating in SEAT
94.4% of students stated that they liked trying new foods each week
On average each week 72% of students indicated that they tried a new food each session, with most giving it a 'thumbs up'
Comments from our Grade 6 students
It was good because I could ask them about their job
They care more about others than themselves
I look forward to it each week because if you forget your lunch, they have it
They help you figure out what you want to be in your grown-up life