Young Leaders Day 2022

 The Student Councillors attended the National Young Leaders Day at Claudelands. The theme for the day was ‘Resilience’.  All the guest speakers have shown resilience after facing challenges, setbacks or tough times.  The speakers inspired the students to be ready to take on challenges and continue to develop as leaders of the future.

The speakers this year included: 

William Pike who lost a leg after being trapped in a volcanic eruption. 

Georgia Lines, a singer/songwriter who chatted about her story and then performed at the end of the day.  

Georgia Latu, a successful business owner at the age of 15.  

Brooke Neal, a Black Stick olympian who described herself as a baby giraffe who grew into a Black Stick. 

Zane Kapeli, a Tongan and Waikato rugby player whose career has been affected by injuries.

 Some of the key messages that came from the day were:

· Step outside your comfort zone 

· What if?

· Remember your why! 

· Keep going when times are tough