Michelle Bruce is a year 12 student at Darfield High School and comes from a farm in rural Canterbury. She is also a member of the Selwyn Youth Council, an organization providing a voice for youth in their community. Michelle has also seen first-hand the isolation felt and noticed in her community of Darfield. Michelle's passions are reading, sports & drama and looks forward to attending university in the future.
The Selwyn Youth Council has collaborated with the Selwyn District Council and Environment Canterbury to create an initiative called 'The Selwyn Link'. The initiative is a bus system that connects the isolated areas of Selwyn to Selwyn central to address the issue of isolation and lack of accessibility to wider communities. This is an exciting prospect for Michelle who feels the need for transport first hand as there is no transport from her community to the rest of Selwyn.