A group of Year 6 students from Walkervale State School have been awarded their leadership badges at a special ceremony this week.
The badges represent the roles the students will take on during the year, including school captaincy and student leaders.
Principal Ken Peacock addressed the crowd of students, teachers and parents yesterday to congratulate the Year 6 cohort and welcome the new leaders to their roles.
“I can't fault our school captains and all of our school leaders, they are doing such a wonderful job,” he said.
“They are willing to give it a go.”
School captains Lana Engstrom, Zoey Anderson, Indiana A-Bell and Caitlin A-Bell were awarded their badges and said being a school captain was all about gaining confidence and encouraging others.
“What I want to achieve is the confidence to speak in big groups of people,” Indiana said.
“My hopes for 2020 as a school leader is to encourage others to believe in themselves more,” Caitlin said.
When the four Year 6 students found out they had made the leadership team, they said they were over the moon to step up to the challenge.
“It means I get to do lots of jobs, I am very proud of myself and so are my parents,” Lana said.
“I feel very proud, it was a really great moment,” Zoey added.
It wasn’t just parents and teachers in the crowd at the ceremony, the school also invited past Walkervale student leaders to share in the proud moment.
Bundaberg State High School student Ella Atkinson attended the parade to give a speech to students how the leadership role was great preparation for high school.
“I really enjoyed being a leader at Walkervale,” she said.
“I learnt so many things and got so many opportunities to do multiple things like attend the Mayor’s Breakfast- I got to meet some amazing people.”
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