Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

    Greenwood student closer to dream

    7/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • Greenwood College Year 12 student awarded $3,000 aviation scholarship

    A Greenwood College student who has dreamed of being a pilot since he was eight years old, has received a $3,000 scholarship to help him achieve his goal.


    Education Minister Liz Constable visited the school today and announced that year 12 student Michael Burbidge was the recipient of the 2012 Minister for Education’s Aviation Scholarship.


    Dr Constable congratulated Michael and said the scholarship was a special award which each year encouraged a very promising aviation student to continue their studies to a high level.


    “To be a top pilot you need a wide range of skills, specialised knowledge and the right attitude,” she said.


    “Michael has already clocked up 700 hours flight simulator experience; been part of trial flights; and learnt about aircraft maintenance through the Royal Aero Club of WA.


    “He has also gained useful marine radio and navigation qualifications.


    “It is clear he is a conscientious and skilled young man with a passion for flying.”


    Michael aims to become a commercial pilot once his studies are completed.


          Fact File

    • Two other Greenwood College students awarded the scholarship since 1991
    • One of four public secondary schools to offer aviation as specialist program to selected students
    • More information on specialist programs is available online at http://det.wa.edu.au/specialistprograms/

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