MORE than 50 primary school students from throughout the district developed their leadership skills whilst attending a conference last week.
The pupils from Cohuna Consolidated School, Kerang Christian College, Kerang Primary School, Kerang South Primary School, Koondrook Primary School, Leitchville Primary School and the Murrabit Group School joined seven teaches in attending the GRIP Student Leadership Conference.
The event, held at the Bendigo Basketball Stadium, saw students from across the region gather to learn what it means to be a leader at their respective schools.
Gannawarra Shire Council covered all costs to enable the students to attend, continuing its commitment to the program.
"We are delighted that there was such a huge interest from our local primary schools in participating again this year," Gannawarra mayor, Cr Brian Gibson said.
"The conference provides an important training and networking opportunity for our students to build confidence for their leadership journey, both now and into the future."
The conference is designed to provide students with a clear vision, a solid understanding and plenty of ideas for their time as a student leader.
"A shire councillor will visit each of the participating schools later in the year to talk to the students about their experience," Cr Gibson said.
"We want to hear from the students about how they have implemented their learnings and ideas from the GRIP conference into their school environment and how council can continue to support their leadership into the future."