On Wednesday 25 May, Loreto Nedlands Year Six students participated in the Youth Representative to the United Nations Listening Tour at their school, along with guest students from nine other local CEWA schools.
The visit to Loreto was the latest stop in the listening tour that has traveled across states and territories with 2021 Youth Representative Lucy Stronach, aiming to inspire, interact and engage with a broad spectrum of youth across Australia.
The students came together to discuss issues relating to the theme ‘what would Australia look like if young people were the key drivers of decision making?’, addressing issues including pollution, racism, social media, animal abuse, refugees, recycling, climate change, deforestation, organic farming, clean water issues, indigenous justice and rights, ocean care, employment issues, wrongful convictions, and physical and mental health accessibility.
Ms Stronach will take her findings from the tour to the UN in New York at the end of the year, as a member of the Official Australian Delegation to the UN.
Principal of Loreto Nedlands, Mrs Rika Andres, said “We strive to ensure that our students, the adults of tomorrow, are prepared to become active global citizens and advocates of social justice,”
“We create empowered thinkers who are inspired to excel, feel confident to lead and show compassion to all. Our students are excellent advocates in shaping our future policy,” Mrs Andres said.