Somerset Youth Leaders’ Camp wrap up
Somerset school leaders have benefited from a leadership camp fully funded by their local government.
SOMERSET school leaders have benefited from a leadership camp fully funded by their local government.
Somerset Regional Council has invested into Somerset school leaders by funding and coordinating an annual leaders camp for the past few years.
This year, 23 secondary school leaders from Lowood, Kilcoy and Toogoolawah State High Schools participated in the camp that was held over three days in January and held at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre.
Somerset Councillor Kylee Isidro who attended, and stayed at the camp, said it was all about supporting the development of young leaders in the region and an opportunity to collaborate on issues that matter to them and the region.
“These students are wise well beyond their years and have so much potential to really grow into outstanding leaders,” Cr Isidro said.
“Council investing in these young leaders is an investment into their future and the future of Somerset. These students are the future.”
The camp included team building exercises as well as surfing, aerial adventure climbing, caving and team challenges in addition to activities led by the Council team focusing on projects specific to Somerset.
Councillors Cheryl Gaedtke and Jason Wendt also attended the camp to talk to the students about issues important to youth.
The school leaders will now have the opportunity to engage with council through ongoing collaboration throughout the year.
School leaders from Lowood, Toogoolawah and Kilcoy have benefited from attending a fully funded leadership camp on the Sunshine Coast.