Captains from schools in Port Macquarie gathered at Port City Bowling Club for a lunch held by MP Leslie Williams to network and meet other leaders.
The lunch was a chance for students to mix with other school leaders and to meet NSW state tourism minister, Adam Marshall, who was in town on ministerial business.
“I hold this leaders lunch every year for a couple of reasons, one to allow our high school leaders from across the area to come together, meet, network and share ideas and secondly to give them an opportunity to hear from someone in a leadership role,” Mrs Williams said.
“In the past, we have had sporting leaders come and talk to the students and today we were lucky enough to have NSW tourism minister Adam Marshall in town so he came and spoke to the captains.”
The lunch is a way for students in leadership positions to hear from other leaders and ask questions about how they achieved the feats they have.
NSW tourism minister, Adam Marshall said he was impressed by the student leaders in the Hastings.
“I have be taken aback at just how sincere and honest the student leaders gathered here are, they are very in touch with not just what is happening at school, but also in the wider community which is fantastic,” Mr Marshall said.
“I met them all for the first time at lunch and I can honestly see they are an amazing bunch of young people.”
School captain at Heritage Christian School, Isabella Hickson, said that she was grateful for the opportunity to mix with other leaders.
“It has been a fantastic lunch, meeting everyone has been so inspiring and engaging and I think it is great to be able to come together and meet leaders from all the schools in Port Macquarie,” Isabella said.