Students including Cory Bell, Nadina Brockhurst, Holli Thompson, Evelyn Robinson and Eli Free met at Shalom College at the weekend to participate in a leadership workshop.
Students including Cory Bell, Nadina Brockhurst, Holli Thompson, Evelyn Robinson and Eli Free met at Shalom College at the weekend to participate in a leadership workshop. Darryn Smith

Bundaberg students learn to lead

ABOUT 80 Year 12 students from high schools across the Bundaberg region converged on Shalom College on Friday and Saturday for a leadership workshop — the first of its kind in Bundaberg.

Shalom College assistant principal (students) Elizabeth Austin-Campbell watched as Brisbane-based company yLead took the students through a number of activities to help build their leadership skills.

“I was talking to the students on Monday and they loved it,” Ms Austin-Campbell said.

The course was for students who had been elected as leaders by their fellow classmates.

“It was about knowing that their best possible self formed the foundation of leadership.

“It was about giving them confidence for themselves and to help them be leaders,” Ms Austin-Campbell said.

Ms Austin-Campbell said the course also taught students the importance of making a difference within the school community.

“They also talked about young people and powerful leadership, and experience and the importance of self-belief,” she said.

The workshop gave students an opportunity to put their new skills into action.

“They had activities where they were challenged to think about their own strength.

“There were also workshops where they had to plan activities in their own school and there was a public speaking segment,” Ms Austin-Campbell said.

The workshops ran until 9.30pm on Friday and finished at 5pm on Saturday.

All schools across the Bundaberg region were represented at the workshop.

yLead travels across the country giving leadership workshops.



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