Program helps Rockhampton girls develop confidence
CONFIDENCE and leadership were two top priorities Macey Knowles was looking to tackle through a program at her school.
And the Rockhampton State High School student has done just that.
Macey and some of her fellow Year 9 female students took part in Y Bloom - a program designed to improve the girl's leadership skills and confidence through different workshops.
Macey, 15, and her group have been busy for eight weeks working on a project that would see them write a proposal for a girl's camp.
"We looked on the internet for accommodation, talked to bus companies and looked at a budget," Macey said.
The girls even had a conference with their principal about their endeavour. Macey explained how the project showed them to take the lead and problem solve.
"We learnt how to break down negative self talk; and the course helped with our confidence" Macey said.
It wasn't only a girls' camp project that the girls looked into. One group started a pay it forward campaign by making cupcakes with positive messages and a feel-good note to hand out around the school to brighten up students' days'.
Another project saw a group write an animal rights awareness book for children, with help from animal agent contacts.
Macey said the best part was working with friends who helped along the way.