On the 21st of June, the year 12 Pacific Young Leaders held their “Pasifika Empowerment” assembly for pacific students across the Mount Roskill Campus. This was a very fun event that was planned entirely by the year 12 group, with the much needed help of Peter Leilua and Ms Mackinlay. The purpose behind this assembly was to empower the Pasifika youth of our campus, so they know that their culture is something to embrace in school and society.
In the assembly we had a guest speaker Lewis with a word of encouragement, a song performed by our own Lilyann, Izzy, Perise,and Li’i, a performance from Peter Laiaga and his dance crew, many games involving the crowd and also a play touching on Polynesian stereotypes written and performed by the year 12 group.
We had a lot of fun putting in work and planning for this assembly and were happy we all accomplished it as a group, which engaged well with the crowd, helping them know they are Polynesians who can go far in the world.