Sixth Formers from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School in Bridgend for a day on leadership training, looking at how they can unlock their leadership potential to help work for a better and safer world.
Over 70 young people from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath High School for the first all-Wales sixth form leadership conference on the 27th June.
The conference, the first of its kind to be held in Wales, took in students from Pontypool, Swansea, Port Talbot, Newport and Bridgend, who had a day of talks and workshops around what it means to be a young leader.
Former student of Archbishop McGrath High School, Eleanor Margetts age 21, kicked off the leadership conference by sharing the story of her month-long trip to Sierra Leone where she spent time with CAFOD partner organisations. The work she was involved in focused on some of Sierra Leone’s poorest communities and how they were addressing issues related to poverty.
Eleanor said: “My trip to Sierra Leone and my experiences this year have given me the confidence to take my story, and the story of the people that CAFOD help, to different communities in the UK. This conference was a great way to help other young people in Wales explore issues of global poverty and hopefully inspire them to take action within their own communities.”
Participants were asked to engage with Twitter and other social media outlets using the #GGC14 tag, with a picture of what they are hoping to get out of the conference.
We will be uploading new pictures, resources and materials from the conference here in the next couple of days. So please watch this space to see for yourself the fantastic energy of those who took part and are ready (and equipped!) to take on global poverty!