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Curtin student, Grayson Olbrich – Hooked on Leeuwin

February 29, 2016 by Curtin CEL Team

Curtin student, Grayson Olbrich – Hooked on Leeuwin

Regulars, the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation will be visiting campus for the Curtin Careers Fair once again on March 3!

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and what they are truly capable of. Considering taking the plunge?

Twenty-one year old, Grayson Olbrich, was one of 40 university students to sail aboard the traditional tall ship in a unique leadership challenge sponsored by the Woodside and Sir Frank Ledger Trust last November, which encouraged students to ‘Broaden your horizons.’ After spending an intense seven days learning to sail the traditional 1850’s style ship through all weather, Grayson departed with enhanced leadership, teamwork and communication skills and a thirst to return and give back the experience he had to others.

Grayson has since returned to volunteer this summer as a crew member and dedicated his time to give back to the community and facilitate the life-changing youth development program to others.

Mr Olbrich said he will carry the skills he learnt on the voyage through the rest of his life.

“If you have doubts, definitely go for it, it will be one of the most enjoyable things you will have done in your life. This has sparked a passion for crewing tall ships nationally and internationality, and possibly opened the option of pursuing a career path in the maritime industry. So, bring me that horizon (and I might even see you out there!)”

Visit the team from Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation at Curtin Stadium on March 3, 11am – 2pm or visit their website for more information.


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