Anais Henry-Martin’s list of extracurricular activities is beyond extensive. She has performed with Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Flyers, is involved in NT Music School Con Moto and Rock School, the Darwin Middle School BEAT Choir, on the Youth Advisory Committee and of course, volunteering with St John NT!
Are you, like us, wondering how Anais got involved in so many extracurriculars? And more importantly, how in the world she fits it all in?
“My mum's always taken me to all of my activities - I would never have gotten where I am now without her! I became involved in my extracurricular activities because I love performing and public speaking, and I enjoy being able to give back to the community.”
When asked about becoming a Cadet with St Johnt NT, Anais said she wanted to be able to help people in emergencies when an ambulance wasn’t instantly available.
“It makes me feel like I'm doing something meaningful that could help someone who is injured.”
In terms of her future career aspirations (pandemic aside): “Whether I'm an aerialist in a circus or a famous musician, I really want to work as a professional performing artist”.
If you were thinking about volunteering with St John NT but maybe need a little nudge, Anais has some advice. “It can be difficult work (learning everything necessary to help people, and working at events in the wet season), but it is fun and can be rewarding when helping someone at events or when competing in Cadet competitions.”
Song of the week? It’s ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ by Ava Max.
Photo credit: City of Darwin