Nine Virtual School Victoria (VSV) students recently attended the Secondary Youth Leadership Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Sarah J. who is a member of the Student Representative Council, described it as a “great day” and enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers.
‘I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about leadership and meet other like-minded individuals,’ she enthused.
Sarah came away with some inspiring insights, including how language can shape the way you see the world.
‘When you use positive words, it helps you become more positive about the world,’ she explained
Molly also enjoyed the conference and chose Holly Ransom as her favourite speaker. In her twenties, Holly was named as one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review.
‘Holly spoke about standing up for yourself and pushing for what you really believe in, especially as a woman. She’s had the privilege to talk with some of the world’s most influential leaders, including Barack Obama. She is someone to look up to and learn from,’ said Molly.
Like Sarah, Molly also agreed that one of the highlights was meeting other VSV students.
‘Being able to meet people from VSV for the first time was a really cool experience. Showing up to communicate and click with the people you go to school with, but never get to see, actually made me feel more motivated to continue my education than ever,’ she said.
VSV students enjoyed meeting other VSV students and teachers and hearing from inspiring leaders
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