On the 21st of February our Year 12 students were involved in ‘Flying Start’, a program designed to assist students with the year ahead. The program began with information sessions run by Echuca College Staff, followed by an ‘Amazing Race’ around the college. A wonderful lunch provided by the canteen preceded two VCE help sessions run by motivational speaker, paralympian and double degree holder, Hannah Macdougall. Hannah focused on her achievements and struggles in life to assist students with issues of time management, goal setting and SAC and exam preparation. Following the sessions students were involved in some fun games before their parents arrived for dinner and another session with Hannah focussing on Generation Y parenting. The day was a huge success with students enjoying time together during some fun activities, but also learning a lot about how to maximise their time at Echuca College this year and in the future.