Scholar Initiative / Herald Sun

FIVE of the Far North’s most outstanding indigenous students are set to take part in a trip of a lifetime.

Mia Walsh, Shanna David, Kyla Backhouse, Stanley Nona and Che Taylor will be part of the Mulumulung International Scholar Initiative which includes a study tour to Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

The Year 11 students will travel to Britain in December under the program, an initiative of The Streets Movement Organisation in partnership with Grant Thornton Australia and the Grant Thornton Foundation.

TSM chief executive Jesse Martin said the study tour would be an opportunity for the students to broaden their horizons.

“The true success of the program will lie in what these students do when they return from the trip,” he said. “We want to provide the support and guidance to ensure these students use this tour as the launch pad for a lifetime of learning and achievement.”

Grant Thornton Cairns managing partner Les Corder said he was pleased the opportunity could be offered to the Cairns community.

The trip will include tours of both Cambridge and Oxford.

After returning the participants will be mentored to ensure they receive the best possible ongoing guidance.

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