Young People

What does continuing in ARCHER 2 involve for young people?

It has been such a great privilege to watch our young people mature and grow over their 3 years in the study. We would also like to say a huge THANKS to everyone who gives up their time to come along to annual appointments at the research offices and completed the pathology collections throughout the year. Our study would not be able to continue without your ongoing support.

Young people interested in continuing into the next study phase, "ARCHER2" can open the booklet below to see what is planned for ARCHER 2.

What's involved for Young People?

ARCHER Youth Gatherings

ARCHER participants get a chance to meet each other at ARCHER gatherings during the year. Past gatherings have included advanced movie screenings, "Minute to Win It" games, and TenPin Bowling.

End of Year Gatherings - December 2014

The 2014 end of year activities involved screenings of "Night at the Museum" in at the Recreational Hall in Orange and an outdoor screening on the lawn at the Old Dubbo Goal. Over 150 young people and their friends shared in pizzas, popcorn and some lucky door prizes. It was a great way to thank our families who continue to support our research.

End of Year Movies - December 2013

Participants in the ARCHER study put their contribution to adolescent health research on hold, for a fun afternoon at the movies. Over 250 young people and their friends involved in the study came along to the movies in Dubbo and Orange on a December weekend for an early screening of the movie ‘Free Birds’. This allows the ARCHER team at the University of Sydney to say thank you for their commitment to the study. The research being undertaken could not be possible without our young participants’ valuable contributions.

Bowling Bash - July 2013

Due to popular demand from our feedback postcards, an afternoon of ten pin bowling was held in July. As the pins fell, it was a great chance for parents to provide feedback to the study investigators issues they felt were important to middle adolescents.

End of Year Movies - December 2012

This was ARCHER's first trip to the movies! The movie “Rise of the Guardians” was enjoyed by participants in the ARCHER study.

Minute to win it, Games Night - July 2012

Inspired by the TV show, our ARCHER participants tested there physical and mental skills to when completing a series of challenges with their friends. Local medical students in Dubbo and Orange came along to supervise the challenges and watch out for stray flying ping pong balls. Fabulous fun was had by everyone.

Have your say!

The ARCHER study involves young people and their families. We want to understand how we can make this research experience easier, better and useful for all involved. Continuing feedback helps – whether positive or negative – we have been helped in the past by your suggestions so keep them coming in!