Sarah Daff is studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) at RMIT University.
VISUAL: Centred on the screen: RMIT University logo.
VISUAL: Centred on the screen: Sarah Daff. And centred underneath: Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education).
VISUAL: Video of Sarah Daff pulling a large black net sports curtain across a line on a synthetic grass court walking towards and past the camera. She is wearing a sports shirt with the RMIT logo on the right and has a whistle on a lanyard around her neck.
Sarah Daff: I’m in the final year of my PE degree. I’ve always been ...
VISUAL: Camera, at ground level, focuses on Sarah Duff’s sneakers as her hand places a red sports cone on the line in front of the camera.
Sarah Daff: ... interested in sport and was ...
VISUAL: Camera is behind the black net of a soccer goal and beyond the net two mixed teams of secondary students are playing soccer on the synthetic field. Sarah Daff with her back to the camera is standing in front of the net umpiring the game.
Sarah Daff: ... looking for a job where I could have a positive ...
VISUAL: Close up on Sarah Daff’s smiling face as she places the whistle hanging on her neck into her mouth and blows twice. In the background are teams playing soccer on the field.
Sarah Daff: ... impact on people’s lives. (Whistle blowing)
VISUAL: Video of two teams of secondary school aged boys and girls, possibly playing netball – one student throws the white ball high and the other students are moving together towards where it is falling.
Sarah Daff: At RMIT, you start teaching rounds within ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff speaking with the students, some are off screen and others are lined up along a line laughing. Sarah has a round white ball tucked under her left arm and is pointing with her right hand as she speaks.
Sarah Daff: ... the first two months. Early placements ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff, facing the camera, speaking to the line of students standing on the court with their backs to the camera. The camera is looking at Sarah Duff between the heads of a male and female student.
Sarah Daff: ... were a great way for me to figure out if ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff, side on to the camera, speaking to the students.
Sarah Daff: ... PE teaching was what I really wanted to do.
VISUAL: Sarah Daff standing in front of the same line of male and female students who are now all holding Frisbees. She is speaking to them and adjusting the position of a Frisbee being held by a boy.
Sarah Daff: I’ve completed ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff’s hand points to the underside of a Frisbee being held by a boy who is using fingers to touch the inside rim.
Sarah Daff: ... nine placements in both ...
VISUAL: Camera is at ground level looking between the legs of about eight mixed primary students standing in a line with their legs spread apart as they are playing tunnel ball. The girl student at the front holding the ball bends over close to the camera and pushes the ball away from the camera through the tunnel of children’s legs. Other children are bending over whilst standing in the tunnel position and use their hands to help guide the ball further down and through the tunnel.
Sarah Daff: ... Primary and Secondary Schools and also ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff speaking to the secondary students as they throw the Frisbees. As she speaks, she is moving and turns from side on to placing her back to the camera. Only two students are on screen and they have their backs to the camera as they throw the Frisbees.
Sarah Daff: ... got to teach people with disabilities.
VISUAL: Sarah Daff sitting at a table beside the courts and listening to a female teacher who is speaking to her. She is facing the camera and smiling and nodding. The unidentified female teacher has her back to the camera.
Sarah Daff: On placement, we’re paired with a supervising teacher ...
VISUAL: The unidentified female teacher, side on to the camera speaking to Sarah Daff who is off screen.
Sarah Daff: ... who helps us reflect on our lesson ...
VISUAL: Close up of a piece of paper with notes made by the female teacher lying on a pile of books on the table. The female teacher’s right hand is holding a red pen and a part of Sarah Daff’s shirt can be seen on screen beside the teacher.
Sarah Daff: ... and highlight key areas ...
VISUAL: Camera pans down as Sarah sets up different balls and sports equipment against a fence on the synthetic courts.
Sarah Daff: ... we need to work on. The eight week teaching ...
VISUAL: Close up of a female student, side on to the camera who is looking at Sarah Duff who is to the right but off screen.
Sarah Daff: ... block during final year ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff, facing the camera, speaking to the female student and demonstrating how to block with a cricket bat and lifting her left elbow up high as she does so. The female student is in the foreground to the left of the screen with her back to the camera.
Sarah Daff: ... really makes you feel a part of the whole school ...
VISUAL: Camera is at ground level focusing on two hockey sticks and a ball is rolled away from the camera from the hockey stick in the foreground to the person holding the hockey stick in the background.
Sarah Daff: ... culture.
VISUAL: A female student is guiding the ball with her hockey stick; Sarah Daff is in the foreground to the left of the screen with her back to the camera.
Sarah Daff: There are just 60 students ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff is sitting at a café table outside in the sunshine with two males (all facing the camera) and another female (with her back to the camera). Sarah is holding a cup of drink and another cup is on the table in front of the other female. A male and a female student walk from the background towards the table. They all smile and nod a greeting to the two students who then stop beside them to continue chatting.
Sarah Daff: ... in my year and I know everyone.
VISUAL: Sarah Daff and the two friends (that were sitting closest to her at the café table in the last scene) are speaking and laughing together as they walk along a ramp towards the camera. On Sarah’s right is the unidentified female and on her left is the male RMIT student.
Sarah Daff: I’ve made some really good friends.
VISUAL: Sarah and the two friends (as per last scene) sitting at a table in a café speaking and laughing together. Resting on the table: Sarah is holding a brown paper bag and a takeaway coffee cup; the female student is holding a takeaway coffee cup and the male student is holding a water bottle.
Sarah Daff: The highlight of my degree was when I ...
VISUAL: Camera zooms in on a cover page of a brochure. At the top of the page is the Singapore flag. A title at the centre of the page reads: RMIT PE Singapore 2011. And then a photograph of eight students leaning against a railing with Singapore harbour and tall city buildings in the background. The names of the students are listed under the photograph and Sarah’s name is second ie she is second from left in the photograph.
Sarah Daff: ... travelled to Singapore to complete a teaching placement.
VISUAL: Camera is looking down from above at a primary female student spinning a hula hoop around her waist.
Sarah Daff: I’ve just secured ...
VISUAL: Sarah Daff, side on to the camera and eight male and female primary students practising with the hula hoops. The students are looking at Sarah as the hoop drops off her hips to the ground; everyone is laughing, having a good time.
Sarah Daff: ... a job at a secondary school ...
VISUAL: The same group of students are standing close together in a circle, those at the front of the circles are facing the camera. In unison they jump, raise their hands and some throw balls into the air as Sarah Daff jumps up high out of the centre of the circle of students and smiles at the camera. Some of the students start to catch the bouncing balls that were just thrown in the air. At the end the screen fades to white.
Sarah Daff: ... that starts next year. I’m really looking forward to having my own classes.
VISUAL: Centre of the screen on a white background: RMIT University logo. Underneath that: www.rmit.edu.au.
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