St James Lutheran College students Eve Aulsebrook, Mitchell Kendrick, Austin Dixon and Tayla Bentley at the first USQ Youth Leadership Day.
St James Lutheran College students Eve Aulsebrook, Mitchell Kendrick, Austin Dixon and Tayla Bentley at the first USQ Youth Leadership Day. Alistair Brightman

High school students visit USQ to become better leaders

ON FRIDAY, student leaders from the region will again descend on University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast for the second USQ Youth Leadership Day.

A total of more than 200 students from eight Fraser Coast schools are expected to attend with the first leadership day held on Friday, March 20.

USQ Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said the days were designed to help school leaders inspire their peers and to represent their school with pride.

"The days will include a series of workshops designed to help Year 11 and 12 student leaders to develop the skills and competencies they will need to undertake their role as school leaders in the year ahead," she said.

"USQ feels privileged to be able to host these days that help students to realise their potential.

"Sessions will also benefit accompanying staff members who will gain a greater understanding of leadership skills to enable them to mentor student leaders more effectively."

Students from St James Lutheran College and Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Aldridge and Isis District high schools participated in the March 20 leadership day while pupils from Xavier Catholic College and Maryborough and Biggenden high schools are due to attend the second day on March 27.

Emily Brain and Anneliese McKee from Aldridge High at the USQ Youth Leadership Day.
Emily Brain and Anneliese McKee from Aldridge High at the USQ Youth Leadership Day. Alistair Brightman