Young leaders meet old leaders in Bundy

SCHOOLS from across the Bundaberg region were represented when about 130 student leaders joined with Bundaberg regional councillors today for the annual Leaders Meet Leaders gathering.

Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the school representatives and reinforced the importance of their roles within their school community.

The mayor urged students not to let the year slip by without immersing themselves in their roles.

"Involve yourselves in decisions that may provide fairer outcomes for your school friends and fellow students."

"Sometimes it's easy to pin on the badge that says you are a leader but people want more than the badge - they want the person behind the badge to show they are worthy of the trust placed in them as leaders."

The mayor said the Bundaberg Region was well placed with young people who would assume community, national and perhaps international leadership roles into the future.

"It is often said that the future of our country is in the hands and the minds of our youth. I can see that here in the Bundaberg Region we have an excellent resource when it comes to young people with leadership potential."

The mayor introduced each of the councillors and they enjoyed mixing with the students during lunch.



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