Meander Matters Digital Media Project Connecting Our Community

The 2018 Information, Digital Media Technology (IDMT) VCE class of Yea High School worked on the Meander Matters project promoting Yea High School and the huge amount of spirit within its grounds and students, both past and present. This eight week  project was designed as a job ready exercise for the students as well as to help map the school’s, all important, connection to the community of Yea. Yea High School’s digital media class of talented young editors, photographers, film makers and interviewers have worked hard to bring this vision to life. With the support of the Central Ranges LLEN the school’s IDMT students worked alongside communications services provider Bret Salinger to produce a range of video interview videos, a behind the scenes video, a project logo, photos, social media collateral and advertising posters over the course of Term Three, giving the group of students exposure to the sorts of skills and equipment needed to pursue communications as a career.

Participating students
Kimberley Bay, Nicholas Charles, Thomas Collyer, Hannah Creed, Taleifa Crockett, Seth Hanson-Aristides, Zachary Harry, Bianca Longstaff, Coen Marks, Zander Matthews, Jack McKee, Kirk Mercuri, Kendall Richards, Madison Robinson, Jay Sanders, Aaron Styles, and Yasmin Ukosich

Watch the videos below and if you operate a business in the area please consider helping Yea High School students to get the career assistance they need by offering opportunities such as work placements.



Publican and former Yea High School student Alister Borrie talks about the opportunities local businesses have to employ young people.

Yea podiatrist Erin Papadopoulos is a former Yea High School student and a parent of a Yea High School student. In this interview she talks about how people in the community can help young people from the school gain vital employment skills.

Former Yea High School school captain, paramedic and AFLW player Jacqui Graham talks about her time at the school and provides interesting advice on pathways into paramedics.

Pilot and owner of Hargreaves Aviation, Peter Hargreaves, talks about how he got into the aviation industry, how he funded his training and the pathways on offer. He also talks about life at Yeah High School.

Liam, Dianne and Mikayla talk about the impact that Yea High School has had on their lives.

Yea local Tom O’Dwyer talks about the impact the school has had on the Yea community and recounts his school days.

Yea butcher Wayne Tainton reflects on his time as a student at Yea High School and talks about employing young people.

These photographic images were captured over the course of the project by a number of talented photographers in the group.