SALSA Student Leadership Forum!
In the lead-up to the Stepping into the Community Pitch Day, the SALSA Team collaborated with the GWS Giants Care Program to run a leadership forum for high school students.
Forty-two students and four teachers from Rooty Hill High School, Pendle Hill High School and Chifley College, Mount Druitt Campus attended the day, held in the GWS Learning and Life Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.
The workshop was interactive, and aimed to increase students’ skills and knowledge to enable them to create supportive environments in their local communities. The workshop included group brainstorming sessions, YouTube videos to show how environments influence our behaviours, fitness testing for all students, GWS CEO speaking on leadership and communication, healthy lunch and guided process of developing a pitch to communicate group ideas effectively.
By the end of the day, all students worked together successfully to develop six innovative pitch ideas to improve the food and physical activity environments which have been/will be delivered to applicable local councils.
The day was a huge success and we thank all who were involved.
We hope to facilitate similar events in 2017!