Young Leaders Winter School 2011

Trinity College was abuzz with activity in July with the Trinity Institute Young Leaders Winter School attracting more than 170 high school students from Australia and around the world.

The Persuasive World

Dr Maureen Vincent coordinated an inspiring program for Week 1 of the Young Leaders Winter School based on psychology and how persuasion is used in the media, advertising and law. Students learned about the definitions and manifestations of persuasion, its effects on our mindsets and behaviours, and how the mind works on the conscious and unconscious level. 

Students watched as a magician created inexplicable illusions, visited the Melbourne Magistrates Court and questioned how persuasion is used by people in the legal system, and worked together to solve a murder mystery. Students also participated in a range of extra-curricular activities such as Bollywood dancing, rock climbing and karaoke.

Gyeonggi Science High School

This winter, the Trinity Institute hosted a group of students from Gyeonggi Science High School, Korea, for an intensive science program. Students participated in a range of classes covering genetics, natural disasters, alternate energy and green chemistry; a particular highlight was a guest lecture from Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty.  

Alongside the intense academic program, students interacted with participants from the Young Leaders Winter School program. After this successful visit we look forward to welcoming the Gyeonggi Science High School students back next year. 

Juilliard Winter Jazz School at Trinity

From 4–9 July, Trinity College welcomed teachers from the renowned Juilliard School for the second time to its winter school program. This year, 28 students from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the United States were given the opportunity to participate in intensive workshops led by Carl Allen, Artistic Director of the Jazz Program at Juilliard. 

Throughout the week, students attended intensive instrumental classes, listening classes, ensemble group performance and special tutorials including, How to make your solos unique.

The program gave the students an amazing opportunity to share their passion for jazz, learn about the journey of a musician, and increase their confidence to perform.

Leadership for Social Justice 

This year the Trinity Institute launched a new program, Leadership for Social Justice, which made up the second week of Young Leaders Winter School. 

Participants from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, Vietnam and the UAE tackled the big issues our society faces with guest lectures from Phillip Wollen OAM, Richard Flemming, Juilian Burnside AO QC, Kerry Arabena, Zoe Whyatt and Course Coordinator Dr Faye Bendrups.

Students also enjoyed excursions to Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda, a visit to Parliament House, and an Urban Seed City Walk which brought urban issues alive addressing homelessness, marginalisation and street culture. 

Student Testimonials

Have a read of what the participants experienced from the students' perspectives. 

25 Aug 2011
Category: Learning