It was a special day for Middle School Students Across Rocky View today (February 12th) as they took part in Leadership Conference in Airdrie.

The theme for this year's conference was "Leadership Olympics: Ignite The Torch."

Lauren Curry, a teacher with the Rocky View Leadership Academy says students of all ages embraced the conference and the theme.

"They are working through some experiential learning activities on principles of leadership facilitated by our High School students in the Rocky View Leadership Academy, so it's students teaching students about leadership."

With the conference wrapped up, the students now have a chance to ask 'what now?' and be able to apply what they learned to outside the classroom.

"They have the opportunity to meet back with their leadership teacher advisors from their different schools so that they can create some actions plans with what they've learned today to apply into their own buildings and in their own communities."

Some of those opportunities could be to serve the Calgary Drop-In Centre, with donations of various clothes.

Curry says opportunities like this show that the young students of today are engaged and willing to learn how to lead.

"At a time in our world when things are so polarized, these events remind us that when people connect, we can be stronger together. Youth really are that piece of the future."

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