Teenagers learn the foundations of life

Participants Ben Grigson (Aquinas), Senaida D'Souza (Mercedes), Annalise Pengelly (Eastern Hills) and Andre Strydom (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School). d400111
Participants Ben Grigson (Aquinas), Senaida D'Souza (Mercedes), Annalise Pengelly (Eastern Hills) and Andre Strydom (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School). d400111

The 40 students undertook a series of practical exercises, which demonstrated the importance to communicate and work as a team.

Speakers, who included triple Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes, provided motivation by relating to the adversities they had to overcome to achieve their goals.

A spokesman from the foundation said students go away having gained a new group of friends and leave armed with the knowledge they can achieve most things if they work hard enough.

‘They are encouraged to accept new challenges, take on leadership roles, to have a positive outlook and to believe in themselves,’ he said.