Friday, 3 June 2016

Rimu Students at National Young Leader's Day!

Isaac has written this fantastic recount of the day - he came to school buzzing about it and promptly sat down to write...enjoy!

On Tuesday Paige, Jack, Emily, Katie, Tim, Gus and I went to N.Y.L.D (National Young Leaders Day). It was at Horncastle arena. It was all about inspiring speakers. There were five speakers and the first one was my favourite because he was so funny. 

His name was Billy Graham. I think he was all about being different and still being better than everyone else. He said "Listening is key" and "Hard work works". 

The next speaker was James Beck. I think he was all about keeping a good attitude and staying a good person. He was talking lots about character and how your character is going. His quotes were "You don't get to choose what happens to you but you do get to choose your ATTITUDE". 

The next speaker was Brylee mills - she was amazing. She was 6 years old when she was going camping and she said she was five minutes away and she could not wait. Suddenly the van hit some gravel spun off track and tipped. The van fell on her. Her arm was badly injured and local farmers and people going by saw the accident and lifted the van to get her out. Her arm was amputated. She was in hospital and all she said to her parents were " Will I still get a job one day?". She is a dancer with one arm. She said,"Dancing is symmetrical I'm not". Also she said "Life's not meant to be lived alone". 

The next speaker was Emily Muli. She was a singer and she was good. She was talking about the 40 hour famine She went 40 hours without eating. Her quote was "Stand up for things you believe in". The next speaker was Marina Alefosio. She was a poet. Her poems were so good and inspiring. She asked us to say this "I am courageous audacious vivacious. I am a leader, a believer, a dreamer. I am I will I can". I think that is so cool. 

The next speaker was Johnny. He was a musician and taught music in buses and classes. He had to save money to get all of this and work extremely hard. With enough hard work he managed to pull off being a music teacher. He said it went from just him in the staff to over 35 people. That is cool. His quotes were "Learn how to work hard.". "Everyone has the potential".. "Don't compare yourself to others".. "Save your money". 

At the end of the day James Baxter who is the singer songwriter of the band Avalanche City. There most popular song It either Love Love Love or Inside out. I have never heard a professional singer sing live, It was an amazing atmosphere. Everybody joined in on the singing and waved their phone lights in the crowd, it looked so cool. The NYLD was so cool - I really want to go again next year.
By Isaac


  1. Wow this is really good!
    Great detailed description of what happened!
    Please tell Issac he did a great job!
    This comment has a lot of exclamation marks in it!!! :)

    Rimu Class

  2. I love James Beck quote!.. It's very similar to something I've always said to Paige "you can't control what people say, think or act but you can control how you choose to deal with it and that shows your character"

  3. Hi Rimu Class
    This looks like heaps of fun.
    Such a good description, you could also say what your favourite part was.
    Regards Zara.

  4. Hello Rimu Class
    This looks like an awesome day! I think it is amazing how people have so much to say and how much of an impact peoples open thoughts on things like this can have an effect on people
    What was you favorite part of the day?


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