Celebrities, athletes and musicians are among the many Australians sending good luck messages to the Class of 2020 as they prepare for their HSC exams this week.
The NSW Education department initiative includes words of encouragement and last-minute advice for Year 12 students.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said 2020 had thrown up plenty of challenges and that the state’s HSC students had faced them with the help of their school, family and friends.
“This is about reminding students that as they take on the final chapter of the HSC, all of NSW is behind them,” she said.
“Students will hear from actors, TV personalities, local musicians and sporting stars.
“Some will share their tips and advice for staying healthy and focused, while others share how they have overcome adversity – all with the aim of letting students know they can do this.
“With the start of written exams only [one] day away, my message to students is to continue to take care of your wellbeing, reach out for support or advice if you need it and keep active. We are all behind you.”
The messages of support within the short videos are from local identities such as World Number One Australian professional surfer Sally Fitzgibbons, Australian fashion model, Samantha Harris and Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter Claudia Karvan
The messages can be found online and across most social media platforms featuring the hashtags #stayhealthyHSC and #2020HSC.
HSC exams kick off tomorrow (Tuesday 20 October) with English papers before wrapping up on Wednesday 11 November with Design and Technology and Drama.
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