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OC Students attend National Young Leaders Day

On Monday 14 March, 18 Ormiston College students were among the emerging generation of leaders at the National Young Leaders Day at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The event, which attracted 3,500 upper primary students along with their teachers and principals from schools across the state, is hosted by the Halogen Foundation; a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to inspire and empower young people to be active leaders in their schools and the wider community.

Keynote speakers who shared their stories and leadership insights included Police Commissioner, Ian Stewart, Journalist, Pippa Sheehan, and Mars One Astronaut Candidate, Josh Richards.

Each speaker brought unique life experience to the event, sharing empowering lessons and instilling the message that despite circumstances, anyone can be a good leader and make a difference in the world around them.

“The theme of this year’s National Young Leaders Day was Master the Little,” says Sam Skinner, General Manager at the Halogen Foundation. “Many young people believe they need to do something grand to make an impact. We sought to break this down and highlight the power of practical and everyday actions when it comes to leading well.”

“Given the dynamic nature of today’s fast-paced society, great leadership can be demonstrated in so many different ways. We wanted to empower young people with the knowledge that even the little things matter in helping them grow and reach their potential,” she adds.

Ormiston College students Lucy Thomson and Pierce Logan were selected to present a thank you gift to broadcast journalist, Pippa Sheehan.

Travis Goulter
Head of Junior School