Students from across Warrnambool and Moyne presented their ideas for a better tomorrow in front of a massive audience at the 6th Student Leaders Congress Night of Celebration.
Family and friends watched as 23 primary and secondary schools which participated in the leadership program presented their project videos at Warrnambool's Lighthouse Theatre on Monday night.
Co-founder and Woodford Primary School principal Daniel Watson said the ideas explored by students this year revolved around sustainability and wellbeing within schools.
"All of the projects were led by the students," Mr Watson said.
"The congress is all about the kids, they are the leaders of the future.
"The students have taken ownership of their projects, and the teachers and principals have got out of the way and let them run the show.
"There was a fantastic range of ideas and all of the students were actively engaged.
"The ideas spread from ideas focused on inside the schools and extended out into their communities."
East Warrnambool Primary School principal Michelle Bickley-Miller said future leaders were created by the Student Leaders Congress.
"We need these students to take develop leadership so we can have a thriving and sustainable community," Mrs Bickley-Miller said.
The East Warrnambool students students designed, produced and sold T-shirts with a logo to promote inclusiveness with proceeds donated to the Find Your Voice choir.
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