Gault shares life recipe
More than 100 primary and intermediate pupils from six Porirua schools connected with others from around Wellington for a day of leadership inspiration.
Pupils from Papakowhai, Pauatahanui, Postgate, Rangikura, Tairangi, and Windley schools went to the National Young Leaders Day on May 15 and heard from inspirational New Zealand leaders, including Masterchef New Zealand’s Simon Gault.
‘‘Back yourself, don’t be shy, take advantage of opportunities and give everything 105 per cent,’’ Gault said.
‘‘Whether you are successful or not is determined by how you act and behave.’’
‘‘People begin to form opinions as soon as they meet you – always perform your best and be proud of who you are.’’
The event is now in its 15th year and sparks leadership potential by equipping youngsters with the skills to lead themselves and others well.
Motivational talks and inter- active activities are part of the event programme.
A highlight of Gault’s talk to the students was an interactive display with liquid nitrogen.
Event organiser Cecilia Tuala said feedback from schools and students showed the day helped young people realise their leadership potential.
The event is run by non-profit organisation, The Parenting Place.
More than 110,000 New Zealand students have attended a National Young Leaders Day.