Academy visit has girls on police path

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Newton Moore Girls Academy students Charity-Rose Ryder and Aaliyah Thomas have their eyes set firmly on a career in law enforcement.
Camera IconNewton Moore Girls Academy students Charity-Rose Ryder and Aaliyah Thomas have their eyes set firmly on a career in law enforcement. Credit: Callum Hunter / South Western Times

Two students from the Newton Moore Girls Academy have returned form the Perth Convention Centre Careers Expo and Western Australia Police Academy with a drive to become cadets.

Charity-Rose Ryder and Aaliyah Thomas formed part of a group of Year 10 students who ventured to Perth for the two day trip to explore future career options and described the experience as well worth the travel.

“I’ve wanted to be in the police since I was little,” Charity-Rose said.

“It was good and just made me want to join even more.”

During their time at the academy, the students received advice from several Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander cadets as well as guided tours of the driver training facility, classrooms, firing range and taser practice rooms.

“The experience we had up in Joondalup was good, we got to see heaps of new and old equipment,” Aaliyah said.

Girls Academy program manager Jess Storey said she was proud to see the girls take something away from the experience.

“It can be really hard to find activities to engage the girls that we think will help them in the future,” she said.

“It’s nice to know we’ve taken them somewhere that they’ve got something out of and want to work towards.”

Aaliyah said her time at the expo had also drawn her attention to the possibility of a career in the army.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails