Issued Wednesday 28 March 2018
Photo caption: Rangebank Primary School leaders Behishta and Medwin with City of Casey Councillors and Deputy Mayors Cr Wayne Smith BJ JP and Cr Amanda Stapledon, and guest speaker Sam Webb.
The City of Casey acknowledged some of its youngest leaders with a Student Leaders Reception at Bunjil Place last week.
Approximately 340 school captains from both primary and secondary schools across Casey gathered at Bunjil Place on Thursday 22 March, where City of Casey Mayor Cr Geoff Ablett congratulated them on their achievement.
Cr Ablett applauded the students for being selected to represent their schools and encouraged them to embrace the opportunity.
Guest speaker Sam Webb, a co-founder of not-for-profit organisation Livin, which takes an innovative approach to eliminating stigma attached to mental illness by using the mantra ‘it aint weak to speak,’ inspired students through his speech.
Presentations from four of Casey’s young leaders, including Simran Monga, Sophie Weston as well as students from Cranbourne East Secondary College, highlighted the contributions of young people to community life in the municipality.
Councillors Susan Serey, Deputy Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon and Deputy Mayor Cr Wayne Smith BJ JP also attended the presentation.