Some teenagers kick-back and relax in the school holidays – not Braidden Connolly.
The fifteen-year-old Vincentia High School participated in digIT, a six-month program that combined two residential camps and a mentoring program.
The program was for year eight and nine students interested in Information Computer Technology (ICT) and wrapped up with with a four day camp last week.
Braidden was selected to participate after receiving outstanding results in the region in the Australian Maths Competition.
“We had tonnes of people come and talk to us about computers, coding and maths in general so it was really useful,” Braidden said.
“On the first camp in January we got to have a tour of Google which was amazing, it would be a great place to work.”
A tour of the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Robotics Centre were some of the other highlights enjoyed.
Braidden joined 55 other students at the camps and was one of only two students from the South Coast to be selected.
It was the first time Vincentia High School had been involved with the program.
While he’s got the maths and coding skills, Braidden also excels in his english subjects and plans to put his love of the written word to the test down the track.
“I’d like to be a lawyer, it’s something I’ve always been interested in,” Braidden said.