Gunnedah students head to Sydney for 2017 Youth Council Conference

GUNNEDAH YOUTH COUNCIL: Back from left: Thomas Bush and  Aiden R de Luzuriaga. Front from left: Sam R de Luzuriaga, Byorn Donnelly and Adam Carpenter
GUNNEDAH YOUTH COUNCIL: Back from left: Thomas Bush and Aiden R de Luzuriaga. Front from left: Sam R de Luzuriaga, Byorn Donnelly and Adam Carpenter

The Gunnedah youth council will take a trip to Macquarie University this weekend to take part in the bi-annual NSW youth council conference.

Youth council members from around the state will gather to learn new skills, network with their peers and be inspired.

Gunnedah Shire youth officer Sewa Emojong feels this conference is a great opportunity for the youth council to develop as people.

“It's fantastic to see so many young people connecting and sharing their opinions and skills,” Ms Emojong said.

“All those attending will have the opportunity to listen to politicians speak and raise any issues that are affecting them such as mental health, employment and bullying.”

Those attending will have the opportunity to hear from many politicians covering a variety of different issues.

The conference also allows the kids attending the opportunity to share and learn new skills with their peers.

“Knowledge transfers are a major part of the conference,” Ms Emojong said.

“Just sharing different experiences from youth council can lead to all sorts of new initiatives and ideas to implement in your own youth council," she said.

The conference runs from the September 22 to 24.