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Wesley friends provide strong support

Emma Facey and her brother

When students graduate from Wesley, one of the things they say they most treasure is the friendships made at the College. As a new student in Year 3, Emma Facey (OW2019) quickly made
new friends, and those friendships have lasted beyond her experience of school. A graduate from Wesley’s Glen Waverley Campus, Emma has had an unusual start to university, studying mostly online, but has found friends from school have been a strong support network. ‘I’m still very close with most of my Junior School friends because the school environment was so inclusive and friendly,’ Emma said.

Emma's designs

In her final year at Wesley, studying Visual Communication Design (VCD) in the VCE, she designed visual identity for a fictitious jewellery business she called Colour My World. Her design helped her earn both a perfect study score of 50 in VCD and a Premier’s VCE Award, which recognises the top performers from around the state. Her brother, Matthew (OW2015), was on hand when she received her award. ‘Creating jewellery is a hobby of mine, so it was exciting to be able to incorporate an external passion into a school project, making the subject even more enjoyable,’ said Emma.

While she – and the rest of Melbourne – were in lockdown, Emma continued to make jewellery creations and stay in touch with friends and family online. She’s bringing her talent in visual communication to a Bachelor of Design at Swinburne University.

Images: Emma Facey (OW2019) with her brother, Matthew Facey (OW2015), and her award-winning design for Colour My World

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