A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting a Student Leaders Afternoon Tea for new school leaders from around the Bonner electorate. Joining me on the day was my good friend Andy Gourley, the CEO of Red Frogs who’s such a positive role model for young people today. The event celebrated the achievements of these exceptional young people and gave them a valuable one-on-one with Andy.
Student leaders from Manly West State School, Mt Gravatt East State School and Clairvaux College, along with over 40 students from other local primary and high schools, attended the event. I was impressed with the insightful questions they presented to me and Andy. I have no doubt these young men and women have very bright futures ahead of them.
The students were captivated by Andy’s talk on how Red Frogs came to be and the amazing work Red Frogs volunteers do. Andy did a great job of inspiring the students to be the best they can be in their new leadership roles. As he told them: “Leadership influences others and passion creates change, so you need to become the change you want to see in the world.”
It was wonderful to see such a strong turnout of student leaders in our community and to be able to connect them with such amazing influencers like Andy. I received great feedback on the event from the schools that got involved and I was glad to hear students left feeling empowered to make a difference in their school community.