On Thursday November 10th, selected PLHS students attended the Public Education Student Forum, held at the Port Lincoln Hotel along with other students from across the Eyre Peninsula. Students contributed to a state-wide discussion and identified some fantastic ideas about how their learning could be enhanced and made more meaningful. They also workshopped the state-wide Wellbeing and Engagement data, focussing specifically on perseverance and academic self-concept and cognitive engagement.
Through their discussions, the participating students identified possible reasons for the data, and solutions moving forward. PLHS students impressed the organisers and were asked to share their collaborative ideas with the larger group, generating further discussion.
At the conclusion of the event, students reflected on the importance of sharing concerns and ideas with their peers across the state, and having the opportunity to be heard and provide input to future educational decisions.
Student statement from the day: “The youth conference gave us an opportunity to consider the strengths and weaknesses of our education system, as well as provide perspective to help it better suit the students of our generation.”
~ Mrs. Lenny Woods (Middle School Wellbeing Leader)