Groups with blindfolds and tied together have to use their listening skills in this activity designed to show how necessary it is to follow directions from a leader, just one of the many events they will be helping teach at the upcoming conference.

Ponoka Secondary ready to host provincial student leaders

Hundreds of Alberta junior high students to join local students this November

Ponoka is preparing to play host to one of the largest student conferences in the province.

The Alberta Junior High Leadership Conference — Wild About Leadership — will be at Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) Nov. 17 and 18 and will see several hundred Grade 7 to 9 students taking part in the event designed to build upon the leadership and other skills they have already been exposed to.

In order to get the school’s own leaders ready to help out, a program ran Oct. 20 with another follow up day set for Nov. 3 that was all about providing around 60 junior and senior high PSC student leaders with tools they can use during the conference.

Karen David, off campus and distance learning coordinator at PSC, stated, “We held a Spirit Leaders Day last week and will hold another day filled with learning for our students that will be helping us provide the programs and workshops during the two-day conference.”

David added there will be a variety of leadership events and sessions for advisors along with a pair of keynote speakers — Alvin Law and Ian Tyson — that will talk to the youth.

Law is a former radio broadcaster turned motivational speaker who was born without arms due to the side effects of thalidomide. His life story has been the subject of two-award winning documentaries, he has written a book and even has dabbled in movie acting.

Meanwhile, Tyson has been speaking about leadership for more than 25 years and draws his inspiration from his childhood and is the founder of Youth Leadership Camps Canada.

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Following the lead of another student who was the only one that could see was the aim of this activity, one of several these students will help teach to others at an upcoming conference.

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