Camp a boost for future leader April

April Htun receives her camp graduation certificate from former WA Premier Richard Court.
April Htun receives her camp graduation certificate from former WA Premier Richard Court.

For three consecutive years, the 15-year-old has been elected to the Warwick Senior High School student council and she plans to run for Year 12 head girl in two years.

On recommendation from one of her principals, April applied to attend the Sir Charles Court Young Leaders Program held from April 7 to 10 at Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre in Bicton.

Run by Curtin University, it was for 30 Year 10 students from WA and had challenges and activities aimed at developing leadership skills and building confidence.

April said she was excited to be accepted to attend the camp that included presentations and icebreaker activities including rafting, high ropes and team building exercises.

�It was amazing and unforgettable,� she said.

�I saw it as a major opportunity to test myself as a leader and it showed me that anyone can be a leader and it�s not just a badge you wear.�

She said the camp helped her have courage and doubt herself less.

April attended the camp graduation ceremony last Friday where she met former WA Premier Richard Court.