Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy campus student Yuki Rodden completed a five-month leadership program
“Leadership is all about serving others, so this was a really great opportunity for her to get stuck in,” said teacher Mr Rob Brown.
“It’s a really great program to help build leadership capacity, particularly within the Covid climate with how well they adapted.
“It really showed the kids the skills they need to be able to succeed and think quickly on their feet.”
Mr Brown said Yuki’s community project in the Max Potential program followed her interest in the fitness industry and wa about safely engaging the community into fitness groups to improve mental wellbeing after the staged lockdown.
“She’s done a fantastic job and to have the resilience and grit to stick through it, maintain her grades and keep up with all her extra-curricular activities, as well as the program, is just a testament to Yuki’s character.”
Mr Brown said students’ skills were developed by focusing on a project or area of need within their own communities.
This year’s project aimed at how leaders could help rebuild community access in a post-Covid-19 world, with nominated students having the pick of around 2000 community coaches to liaise with.
Interview (Maisy Rae), 11 Sep 2020
Rob Brown, BWSC Woy Woy
Social media, 11 Sep 2020
Rebecca Cooper, BWSC Woy Woy