The Mount Alexander Youth Wellbeing Project group are supporting students from the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Castlemaine Secondary College to run a leadership workshop with Grade 6 students from local primary schools. Students will discuss key issues important to them and come up with project ideas to implement in their own schools.
On 2nd of August, 2017 SRC students attended the Mount Alexander Council Chambers to be guided through local data including the Resilient Youth Australia survey (completed by students in 2016 and 2017) and data from a Year 10 forum in 2016. Mount Alexander Shire Councillors (including the mayor) and staff were also in attendance. SRC students identified three topics to be taken to the leadership workshop including transition, school belonging and positive identity.
It was great to have young people engage with and interrogate their own data in order to develop solutions. We wish them luck as they facilitate the leadership workshop next week.