Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Pupils Groomed to Set High Hopes for 2014

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Pupils Groomed to Set High Hopes for 2014

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YOUNG leaders are worth investing in -- that was the message from Gladstone State High School on Tuesday when its halls were filled with Year 12 students attending a leadership workshop.

The program was led by not-for-profit leadership education organisation yLead and helped students discover motivation and inspiration, with students devising a vision and mapping out an action plan for what they will achieve in their school community.

"Leadership is any action that makes our world a better place," yLead's Bel Yorston said. "I guess even as adults these days we don't actually acknowledge and take enough time out to start to discover who we really are and what difference we personally want to make."

The students enjoyed group exercises that helped them realise how co-ordination with others helps achieve goals, and worked through ways of meeting their hopes for 2014.

Some of the students attending Tuesday's workshop had recently been to a camp with hundreds of other young leaders. …

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