Two of our Year 11 students have recently been given an amazing opportunity to work towards positive, student-led change for young people across the state, joining a group of up to 100 student members of the inaugural SA Student Representative Council (SRC).
Keen to contribute to the conversation and see the SA SRC make a real difference, Anna and Asmitha attended the first SRC summit on Friday 13 May, which was chaired by Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly.
“Being in a room with over one hundred like-minded high school students across the state where we all collectively wanted to make our voices heard was an eye-opening experience,” they said.
Students were placed in small groups with peers from nearby schools, sharing their concerns for the young people in their local area. Through the day’s proceedings they gained insights into starting campaigns for change as well as learning about past movements.
“Our group, being the only all-female group, focused on the topics ‘equality’ and ‘wellbeing’ as we had shared experiences as young women which we hope to further campaign about. As we move forward with our issue, we will continue to collaborate with our group members and have more opportunities provided by the organisation to help us with our campaign strategy.”
We are very proud of Anna and Asmitha for serving in this representative role and we look forward to hearing more about the positive outcomes we trust will result from the work of the South Australian Student Representative Council.