Kind, curious, imaginative, bold, unique … The Girls on Fire podcast celebrates the students, staff and community members who capture the spirit of MLC.
In Series Two we focused on sustainability, sporting prowess, spirituality, our sisterhood and the simple things.
Finding Her Voice
Year 10 student Savannah was selected from more than 1000 applicants to take part in Australia’s most prestigious junior public-speaking competition, the United Nations Youth Voice National Finals.
Savannah is a determined individual, who credits a lot of her success to hours of research and rehearsals with her family. Here, she discusses her passion for giving speeches, exploring complex topics and working towards her ultimate goal of serving others as a leader.
The Simple Things
This week’s podcast is a little different to usual. Instead of hearing from one or two members of our community, we asked a whole range of people, from our younger students to our staff members, what they cherished most about spending time at home over the school holidays. Listen in to hear about how they made the most of having more time to enjoy the best—and often most simple—things in life, such as spending time with family or learning a new skill.
Our Year 10 Engineering students took on the challenge of creating prosthetic hands using materials from around the house during their recent period of teacher-directed online learning. Hear about their ingenious approaches to this project, and how Engineering has developed their creativity, collaboration skills and problem-solving ability.
Year 6 student Hallie placed third in the world in the Language Perfect Championships, helping the MLC team win the international competition for the second year running. In this week’s podcast, Hallie and her Chinese Languages teacher, Mrs Woo, chat about how learning languages enables students to understand different cultures and have a more informed global outlook.
What does it take to compete at a national level as a middle-distance runner? In this week’s episode, Annie (Year 10) and Jemima (Year 12) reflect on the passion, resilience and commitment required to achieve in elite sport. Hear their thoughts on the importance of wellbeing activities—including visualisation and mindfulness—and why their best races aren’t just about winning.
Olympia, Rome, Athens, Corinth, Sparta, Troy … From the day you start at MLC, you become part of a House with its own traits and traditions. In this week’s podcast, our 2020 House Prefects and our Head of House System Years 7–12, Mr Guggisberg, chat about our six Houses at MLC and what they mean to the girls.