Two of our Year 9 Leadership students share their experience attending the GRIP Leadership Conference...
“Earlier this month, 9LEA attended the GRIP Leadership Conference, which is a day where schools across Auckland come together to improve our leadership skills and strategies. During this conference we got the opportunity to meet other schools, share our opinions and have an overall fun day. During this conference we also had the choice to attend two out of four different seminars. Personally, I chose how to get others involved in big events and how to replace conflict with peace. These were super fun, we learnt lots of different strategies through lots of fun games. At the end of the day, we got to sit down and ask any questions we had about leadership. Overall, I found this day verry beneficial and exciting. I would totally do it all over again.” – Cushla Whyte
“The GRIP Leadership conference was a fun interactive day, with hands on and helpful activities with a chance to meet other growing leaders and we were given the opportunity to develop the skill set required to become a successful leader. Andy and his team taught us many innovative ideas that we can put into practice. We had many workshops including eight loud noise activities which were fun to take part in, which got everyone involved. Each seminar/workshop we had was fun, as we listened and participated in discussions. Altogether we had four seminars, and we got to choose between two of them. I chose how to get people involved in big ideas. I learnt many things and I absolutely would go again.” – Devon Matich