On Thursday 21 July, the Year 12 students took part in the “Celebrating Good Memories” program run by Lutheran Youth Queensland (LYQ).
They reminisced on the great memories and achievements they have made together over their years at the College. Students felt encouraged to continue building healthy connections with each other, and continue to support each other’s goals. They recognised they have the capacity and responsibility to lead and leave a legacy in their school community. This was delivered through some crazy games, but also through some great conversations with the young facilitators.
At the end of the day, we had a period of Affirming/Encouraging/Forgiving- this was an opportunity for students to encourage one another and make right what may had been made wrong. GPAC seems to get quite dusty at the end of a long day of activity as a few of the Grade 12 students, (and possibly their Year Level Coordinator), had watery eyes during the period of sharing.
They were challenged with questions about “Leaving a Legacy” like:
- What is it?
- What do you want your legacy to look like?
- What do you want your life to stand for?
- How do you want to be remembered by
- your family and friends?
- What will those beyond your circle of
- family and friends remember you for?
- What kind of an impact do you want to
- have on your community?
- How will the world be a better place
- because you were in it?
- What contributions do you want to
- make to your field?
- What lessons would you like to pass on
- to future generations?
- What do you want to leave behind?
- How can you serve?
Russell Modlin, Year 12 Coordinator