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They say a person’s life is best measured by how they make others feel and Evangel as her name suggests, leaves a trail of cheer where ever she goes.
In this guest blog, One Endeavour cover story star Evangel, reveals what gives her such a bright spark and what life is really like after school for a social and fun-loving teenager.
Hello, I’m Evangel and I’m 17 years old.
Most people know me as a kind, loving, caring person who loves to socialise - AKA a social-butterfly-chatterbox.
Recently I graduated from Logan City Special School, so now I go to Endeavour Foundation’s Learning & Lifestyle in Kingston - and I love it.
I was very thankful that some of my friends from school are also at Endeavour Foundation, but I’ve made a lot of new friends too.
The two things that are most important to me in my daily life are friends and fun.
And with that, I need to have variety, to be active, have a vibrant social life and do creative activities and thankfully we do all of those and more at Endeavour Foundation.
If you are wondering what your life would be like after you graduate, it’s good to know that at Endeavour Foundation it is similar to school.
For example we do courses and learning, but on top of that we do things that I never did in school. Activities we do include going to fun places like swimming and trampolining or when we stay at the Centre we do other cool stuff like music.
My two loves of pop music and singing come together when we do karaoke and I LOVE doing it.
Every Friday we do a session called The Kingstones, where we form a band and practice voice and percussion.
We also do virtual learning, it’s really fun. It’s like you are in the real world, but not – it’s where you want to be. At the moment I’m doing a course on how to use an ATM – it’s partly Virtual Reality and partly done outdoors, with an in-class element too.
I like to do all the activities and maybe that’s enhanced by the people I do it with.
I get along with the workers because they are hilarious and very helpful, and they are great cooks too – bonus!
If you are afraid to try something new, like coming to Endeavour Foundation, don’t be. We are very friendly.
On my first day I remember I was a bit nervous but I went anyway and everyone was very welcoming. We did a lot of fun and cool things and they even cooked us a BBQ for lunch.
If you are looking for a great group of people to hang with after school, you should come see us.
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