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Students get foot in door early

Diana McLellan gets her nails done by Emily Seymour at Rochampton Grammar rowing club.
Diana McLellan gets her nails done by Emily Seymour at Rochampton Grammar rowing club. Allan Reinikka Rokabeauty

THE next class of Rockhampton beauty therapists is coming through.

Emily Seymour is one of about 14 students from The Rockhampton Grammar School completing their Certificate III in Beauty Services.

The school is the only one in Central Queensland offering the certificate and part of the innovative program is working with the Look Good ... Feel Better ladies twice a week.

The Look Good ... Feel Better group helps cancer patients manage their side-effects and restore their appearance and self-image.

This connection is giving the students a wonderful opportunity to embrace their compassionate side for a worthy case as part of their studies.

Emily and her fellow students will all be qualified beauty therapists ready for work by the time they've finished Year 12 later this year, the school's beauty teacher, Jody Beckett, said.

It has been a good move for Emily who plans to go to university next year.

Having a beauty therapist qualification would enable her to earn money part-time.

Students provided beauty therapy services at training prices in the simulated salon at The Rockhampton Grammar School Rowing Club on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Mrs Beckett said.



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