10 Year 8 students ventured down to the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland on Thursday 12th November to attend the NYLD20 (National Young Leaders Day 2020). The whakatauki for the event was Kia Kaha, Kia Maia, Kia Manuwanui (Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Steadfast) with students exploring what it means to be a leader in today's ever changing world. William Pike who started the William Pike Challenge spoke about challenging yourself, being brave to stand up for yourself or someone else and not being afraid to be different or to stand out. Riley Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers spoke about finding your passion and doing something you love, educating youth about the issues which will affect them in the future. Stan Walker performed for the students and then spoke about adversity and being the best version of you! It was fantastic hearing from such amazing New Zealanders!