Students in leadership summit at Penrhos College in Como

Some of the participants in the Young Leaders Summit.
Some of the participants in the Young Leaders Summit.

MORE than 40 of WA’s brightest students attended the Young Leaders Summit at Penrhos College in an effort to turn them into tomorrow’s pioneers.

The camp was run by The Amanda Young Foundation, which is named after the former student who died from meningococcal septicaemia when she was just 18.

Amanda’s father Barry Young said the camp, which was held from April 18-21, was designed to help the state’s future leaders.

“Amanda had plenty of opportunities to learn and grow at the Murdoch Summer and the National Youth Science Forum; she got plenty out of those leadership courses,” he said.

“The idea of the camp is to talk about the disease and also develop leaders.

“We’ve had students approach us about developing an app to get the message out there.

“I hope the students get a better appreciation about what’s required to be a leader, it’s not all beer and skittles.

“For the students to give up one week of their school holidays is fantastic.

“They have formed friendships that will last a long time.”

The students took part in a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator workshop, sessions on stress relief, relaxation techniques, time management, goal setting and communication skills.

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