11 October 2016. 15:25
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Promising year 12 student, Keira Birley (17) has just realised that her preparation for the Higher Schooling Certificate has been insufficient.
While sitting before the examination paper in her high school gymnasium, she realises that her natural intelligence, charisma and work ethic is not going to be enough for her to go to university.
One hour in, a nervous mind-blank has left her frozen. While she doesn’t know it yet, her plans of being the first member of her family to attend university have just flown out the window.
Like most teenagers, Keira’s transition into adulthood has been a complex process bound with new discoveries and huge academic workload.
Unfortunately, her delightful presence and ‘bright spark’ isn’t going to be well translated though 34 pages of state-issued examination material.
Unbeknownst to Keira, in 18 month time she will be working the pole in a working class strip club in the outskirts of Newcastle.