Merici College welcomed Canberra Metro to be part of its April Open Day activities intended to provide families with an opportunity to learn about the Merici student experience in the choice of secondary school for their daughters for 2019 and beyond. Alongside the impressive students’ Food Tech and Sustainability displays, a Rail Ready information table greeted the families.
Prior to presentations by Principal Loretta Wholley and other members of the school staff, parents had the opportunity to get a light rail construction update, light rail safety information and a Rail Ready safety bag containing a brochure and other informational materials.
Canberra Metro’s Quality and Completions Manager Sarah Brooks returned to Merici a year after sharing with the students details of her professional experience working in the male-dominated field of construction. At last year’s Merici’s Science Series Sarah was a feature speaker whose insights may have sparked some of the students’ interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This time, presenting to an audience of parents and prospective students, Sarah highlighted that among the light rail’s 13 stops one will be at Ipima Street, which will provide Merici students with convenient access from both ends of the corridor at Gungahlin Place and Alinga Street.
Sarah also showed the Rail Ready Light Rail Safety Video and encouraged parents to discuss the safety information provided with their children.