School leaders attend young leaders' conference
Woy Woy Public School school leaders attended National Young Leaders Day conference at the Darling Harbour convention centre on March 25.
Teacher Ms Louise Rayner said: "The day is organised around guest speakers that are invited to share their remarkable journeys through their chosen careers and aspirations."
First was NSW Police Commissioner Mr Mick Fuller.
"He spoke about his policing experiences and how he developed leadership opportunities and ambitions throughout his life.
"Through question and answer time, he shared how difficult decision-making is as the commissioner, especially most recently through the Covid crisis."
Second was Mr Lachlan Smart who became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world at the age of 18.
"Lachie spoke about self-motivation, resilience and adversity.
"His experiences were incredible, from raising vast sums of money as a 16-year-old to flying the globe in a small single-engine aircraft."
Finally, memory trainer Anastasia Woolmer spoke to the students.
"She spoke of not achieving well at school and then training in classical ballet.
"Through hard work and application, she danced around the world in her early years. "Anastasia then became interested in memory training.
"She has since won the world title twice in memory competitions.
"She taught us a few tricks to try to improve our working memories."
Newsletter, 31 Mar 2021
Louise Rayner, Woy Woy Public School