Students benefit from forum

Students from around the Eyre Peninsula recently had the opportunity to network and learn from one another.

Students from local schools Edward John Eyre High, Whyalla High and Stuart High alongside representatives from schools in Cleve, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Karcultaby, Cummins, Cowell, Lock, Ungarra and Elliston took part in an Eyre Peninsula Student Voice Forum last Friday, October 17.

Dr Andy Killcross from Headspace Port Augusta was a guest speaker at the forum, where he shared his experiences with youth health as well as providing examples of different services available to youth around regional South Australia.

The students were separated from their school groups and had the opportunity to network and build friendships with students from around the various schools as well as take part in team building activities.

Cleve Area School’s Ray Marino said the forum provided an excellent opportunity for students to discuss issues relating to youth.

“The forum provides an opportunity for schools around the Eyre Peninsula to come together with their Student Representative Council reps and discuss issues relating to youth,” Mr Marino said.

Mr Marino said the students discussed a range of topics from mental health as well as student leadership and ways they can return to their classrooms and share information they had learned.

“We have been very impressed with how the schools are coming together,” he said.