54 young leaders from across the Wheatbelt attended the first ever Camp Kulin Youth Conference Friday, 10th of November 2017 to learn leadership skills and participate in a youth consultation. Students from Corrigin DHS, Kondinin PS, Kulin DHS, Bruce Rock DHS, Narrogin SHS, Kellerberrin DHS, Tammin PS and Babakin PS travelled to Kulin to take part in a variety of activities including team challenges, leadership challenges and small group activities.
“The youth conference was designed to provide regional students with a chance to develop their leadership skills and meet students from other towns without needing to travel to Perth,” event organiser and Camp Kulin Senior Program Co-ordinator Jo Courboules said. “We received very positive feedback from all the teachers and students who attended, and they have now asked us to make this an annual event.”
Students learnt skills such as perseverance, trust, communication, initiative, expressing opinions, teamwork, listening, problem solving, attention to detail and patience, which will enable them to become stronger leaders. “I think the youth conference was very fun, and I learnt a lot of skills like how to be a better leader. I will be able to use what I learnt all the time. It was great to meet people from other schools and complete challenges with them,” Babakin Primary School Student Tom Bolt said. “I think we should do it every year.”
The 2017 Camp Kulin Youth Conference was sponsored by the Kulin Community Bank Branch and Kulin IGA.