Emmaus College student Riana Kielly had the chance to meet Ed Sheeran at an AIME session in Brisbane which her mentor Jeremy Marou organised. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin
Emmaus College student Riana Kielly had the chance to meet Ed Sheeran at an AIME session in Brisbane which her mentor Jeremy Marou organised. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin Lisa Benoit

Mentors helping Rockhampton aspiring musos to shine

YOU can see Lachlan Preece's confidence shine through when he speaks.

The North Rockhampton State High School student says it's all thanks to his mentors with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.

Lachlan is one of many students taking part in AIME, an educational program designed to support indigenous students through high school and into university and employment.

"We talk about a lot of issues from racism to our culture and how we're a proud society," Lachlan said.

North Rockhampton State High School was presented with the AIME Hoodie award yesterday to recognise and celebrate its partnership with AIME in 2014.

Busby Marou band member Jeremy Marou presented the award and says he's proud to be part of the AIME program.

The local musician organised an AIME session in Brisbane at the weekend and organised singing superstar Ed Sheeran to have a chat to students.

"The kids had no idea Ed was coming and he spent two hours with us talking about success in the music industry and the ups and downs; he even spoke on how he lived on a couch before making it big," Jeremy said.

SCHOOLS INVOLVED

Glenmore State High School

Emmaus College

North Rockhampton State High School

Yeppoon State High School

St Ursula's College

St Brendan's College

Rockhampton State High School



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