5 in 5 Voice Recordings
We want to hear from as many young people as possible who are currently or have previously been faced with the challenge of leaving school early who are aged 12-25 and living in the Loddon Campaspe region.
We know not everyone wants to do a survey or feels comfortable attending a focus group. For this reason we are giving young people the opportunity to submit a short voice recording that they can record and upload themselves or with the help of a friend or trusted adult.
3 Steps - here is how it works.
There are five questions below for you to answer in a total of five minutes (roughly).
1. Read through the questions first and think about what your response will be.
2. Then use someone's phone to voice record yourself. You don't need to read the question out. You can just say the question number and then your response. But if it helps you are welcome to include the question in the recording.
3. Once you have finished your recording, save it to your phone, Google drive or iCloud and then upload it to the Youth Gurus Drop Box by clicking here
If you are having trouble working out how this works ask a tech savvy friend. If they can't help please get in touch via our contact page and we can support you with this.
5 in 5 Voice Recordings Questions
Q1) Can you please start by talking a little bit about yourself? (talk about stuff like your age, town where you live, what you are interested in, work/sport/hobbies) For your own privacy please don't tell us your name or your actual street address.
Q2) Can you please talk about your school journey so far, starting from primary school through to now? (what schools have you attended, have you had any extended periods of time out of school, are you currently going to school)
Q3) Can you please talk a bit about how what's been happening with school recently has impacted on other parts of your life? (work, friends, relationship, family, health/mental health etc)
Q4) In your opinion what are the things that make it harder for you to go to school and what are the things that would make it easier for you to go to school? (what act as barriers to you attending school - eg. transport/cost/life & what helps you attend school - eg. good teachers/friends/flexible options)
Q5) From your experience, what changes do you think could make school better for you and/or other young people? (if you were a principal for a day what you do to make school better)
Thank you for your time. Please if there is something else you would like to say that you haven't said already feel free to say it now.