Stu­dents cool off after big year of achiev­ing

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bec Singh

STU­DENT lead­ers from Bi­boohra State School and Far North Queens­land en­joyed a re­wards day to cel­e­brate all their ac­com­plish­ments dur­ing the year.

The day was held at Mt Mol­loy State School with stu­dents gath­er­ing to make piz­zas and en­joy­ing a re­fresh­ing creek swim.

It was not all re­wards for the stu­dents, they had the chance to present a speech out­lin­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence and chal­lenges en­coun­tered dur­ing the year.

Bi­boohra State School act­ing prin­ci­pal Ruth Ernst said she was ex­tremely proud of the two Bi­boohra stu­dents.

“Bi­boohra’s Year 6 stu­dents Ev-Lucy Find­ley, 11 and Bri­anna Bus­tato,11 rep­re­sented out school and have both grown as lead­ers. It was re­ward­ing to see the de­vel­op­ment of their lead­er­ship skills,” she said.

“We like to sup­port th­ese skills which can pro­vide suc­cess in what they pur­sue in the fu­ture.”

Ev-Lucy and Bri­anna said they had en­joyed their jour­ney and how much they had achieved through­out the year.

“At the start of the year it felt great to be the one in charge but to­wards the end it felt even bet­ter to give some­one else a go for a change and del­e­gate jobs to oth­ers,” they said.

When de­scrib­ing what they thought a leader did, they said “a leader is one that knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”

They both hoped they have had been a great leader and role model for other stu­dents this year.

The stu­dents at the be­gin­ning of the year at­tend Ti­na­roo En­vi­ron­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre (TEEC) to de­velop their per­sonal and so­cial ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

There is a three day camp which fo­cuses on 10 lead­er­ship skills such as lis­ten­ing, del­e­gat­ing, mak­ing de­ci­sions and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Dur­ing terms 2 and 3 TEEC teacher vis­its the stu­dents who share projects and demon­strate their skills by host­ing a tour around their re­spec­tive school.

Pic­ture: Sup­plied

Bi­boohra State School year 6 stu­dents Ev-Lucy Find­ley and Bri­anna Bus­tato en­joy a re­fresh­ing swim in the creek at the re­wards day for stu­dent lead­ers.

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