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The Speakers Chosen to Inspire Students at the National Young Leaders Day

Halogen Australia has released the full line-up of speakers who will inspire students at the upcoming National Young Leaders Days (listed below). Every year the National Young Leaders Day provides primary and secondary students with a unique opportunity to hear prominent Australians share lessons from their own leadership journey. There are two noticeable features in the line-up. Firstly, there are numerous speakers who are travelling to speak at multiple events, giving

5 Lessons Student Leaders Can Learn From the 2019 Australians of the Year

Richard Harris and Craig Challen are the two cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of twelve boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. They have been jointly named 2019 Australian of the Year. The men stayed in the underwater Tham Luang cave system for three days, swimming multiple kilometres in hazardous conditions. The story of the successful cave rescue is extremely unique, but we

A New Reality for Students with Special Needs

A Virtual Reality (VR) teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction. It was developed by Bachelor of Computer Science students Jarryd Wimbridge, Marko Vasev and James McNeil. They have used VR to create a more engaging method of teaching the existing ‘circles’ concept which outlines appropriate interactions with family, friends and strangers.

Richmond Students Lay Out Their Priorities

Being a student leader is an exciting opportunity, but for most students time in a leadership role flies by extremely quickly. For this reason, it makes sense for a student leader to clearly articulate what they want to achieve, before the school year is even underway. Richmond High School is in the Hawkesbury region, just outside of Sydney. The 2019 school captains, Chevelle Matthews and Aaron Muscat have declared loud

Get Funding For Your Project with Crimson Youth Fund

Crimson education have recently launched the ‘Crimson Youth Fund’ which will delegate $50,000 of funding to students looking to make a lasting impact in their community. It has been created to provide students or recent graduates (aged 13 – 21) with essential resources that will help bring their event or project to life. Jamie Beaton, co-founder of Crimson Education, informs that “these transformative projects deliver positivity and unity to communities

Lincoln Looks to Build a School

In October 2018, Lincoln Spalding, a prep student at Mueller College in Queensland, launched a website called ‘Galaxy Cat’. It was created to help raise money for a group from his school going on a trip to Cambodia to help build a house for a family In need. A design of a cat floating in outer space was created and various merchandise products featuring the design could be purchased on

Mural Makes a Difference

Bella Simmons is a Yr 11 student at Northside Christian College, and a very talented artist. Bella recently shared her creativity by helping a local primary school. Bella painted a mural on one of the bare walls in the school playground, as pictured. The mural is a whopping 2.4m x 3m and highlights the message “we care”. The project was completed with within a week, with Bella’s hard work being complemented

Lithgow Students Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Lithgow High School students rallied together to create 100 emergency kits to assist those suffering domestic violence. Year 7 and 8 students from the Yindymarra Migay Aboriginal girls’ sewing group made crafted bags that included a range of sanitary items assisting women and children in crisis. The bags also included a white ribbon and cultural artwork with messages of hope. “We will probably never meet the women and children who

Recycled Christmas Wonderland

Mackay Central State School’s energy-efficient Christmas display was a huge success as parents, students and community volunteers all came together to create a Christmas wonderland using recycled items. The artistic project aimed to honour the school’s multiculturalism as well as encourage waste management practices. Mrs Baynton  explained where the idea sparked from. “Our Filipino communities, back in their homeland, don’t have the money to be able to buy the Christmas

Libby's Koala and Wildlife Crusade

Since 2016, 13-year-old Libby has been passionately advocating and raising money for Australian koalas after learning they are due to be extinct in QLD and NSW by 2050! Her journey began after watching an episode of The Living Room where Dr Chris Brown spoke about the dwindling numbers of koalas. Libby has contributed to a number of great causes over the past two years such as the Adelaide Koala &