Rory's Story

When Variety Heart Scholarship recipient Rory, 17, needed to fill a gap in his Year 10 class schedule Japanese seemed like an easy option. He couldn’t have imagined the impact of that decision.

It was Rory’s distance education teacher that suggested he learn Japanese, partly because his classroom was in the Japanese wing of the University so there would be plenty of people to practice with. Let Rory and his proud mother Cindy tell you all about this incredible opportunity.

In 2018 Rory received a Variety Heart Scholarship in Education.

The Scholarship was awarded to contribute to the costs of Rory’s international excursion to Japan, including a homestay, which Rory undertook in April 2019.