On Tuesday 21st of May a few of our young leaders (school councillors, cultural leaders and house captains), travelled to Palmerston North to participate in the National Young Leaders Day 2019 (NYLD) 2019. Our leaders heard some inspiring speeches made by Christian Gallen, Hanna Tapiata, Dr Lehan Stemmet, Ronnie Taulafo, Kings and the hosts are Liz Alexander and Phil Baker. They talked about, “ He aha te kai a te rangatira? He korero, he korero, he korero ’’, that means “ What is food of a leader? It is conversation.”
Christian Gallen talked about “conversating “ meaning to have conversations and to participate with others in different activities, also DON’T EAT DOGROLL!
Hana Tapiata talked about talking to yourself in your head. Talking to yourself, shapes who you’re going to become in the future, if it’s positive thoughts. If it’s negative thoughts you won’t get anywhere in life.
Ronnie Taulafo is from a TV show called What Now, he talked to us about learning about your own culture and who you really are.
Dr. Lehan Stemmet was saying being a leader is not just about “ YOU “, being a leader is about “ WE.” Amber asked a question, “When is the best time to stand up as a leader ?’’ He answered back “ It’s not about when to stand up, it’s when to stand back and let others lead.”
KINGS ended the day performing some songs, rapping and beatboxing.
Leaders that participated: Jasmine, Belinda, Hutch, Te Whetu, Grace, Amber, Felicity, Logan, Riley, Ariana, Ginny & Cole.
Written by: Jasmine, Amber and Cole.