YEAR 12 Clermont State High School student Brady Lawrence last week travelled to Brisbane after winning a place in the Young Historian’s Workshop at the State Library.
“Brady is a solid A student,” said teacher Leanne Graham, who submitted an application on behalf of the budding historian.
“He is always enthusiastic and often goes above and beyond the work he has to do.”
Brady was one of 10 outstanding ancient history students from across Queensland to take part in the two-day workshop, which focused on developing research skills and handling artefacts.
“We were given the white gloves experience - how to touch tablets and old books, one of which was from the 17th century,” said Brady.
Participants were also given a tour of the State Library and taught database and newspaper research skills.
It was a great learning experience for Brady, who first became interested in history at the age of 10 through reading books.
Brady’s interest in ancient civilisations and battle warfare was fuelled by a school trip to Greece and Italy in 2008.
Proud teacher Leanne said the workshop gave Brady the opportunity to meet other young ancient history enthusiasts.
“I’m very proud of him. It shows all his hard work has paid off,” she said.
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