BSSC Student Council have placed Runner-up in the 2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards that celebrate best practice in student voice, leadership and student-led action in Victoria.

Every day, students and SRCs across the state are turning ideas into action and student-led solutions for our education system. In recognition of those great ideas and achievements, the VicSRC  (Victorian Student Representative Council) invites student councils to create and submit a two-minute video and written application that captures their story.

A total of $20,000 is up for grabs across five categories to invest in student leadership, SRC, education, student voice activities or social change initiatives.

BSSC has won $1000 which will allow the Student Council to continue it’s fundraising in 2018, launch new student-led initiatives, and run events such as the highly successful College Formal. They also won a gift certificate that will cover the cost of the VicSRC Training Day in 2018.

Members of BSSC Student Council, along with teacher, Travis Matheson, attended the awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at NAB 700 in Melbourne.

“This award means BSSC is the only school to stay in the top three for three years in a row,” Student Council Secretary, Kathryn Northill, explained. “It’s quite an achievement for our college.

“It means that next year the Student Council will be able to hit the ground running and make a real difference . We did a lot of team-building within the Council this year, so it feels like we’re leaving it in good shape.”