BALANCING student life and being a leader for fellow students is one of the challenges faced by school prefects.
This was the view of Lautoka Central College prefect Viral Vagh while attending a leadership seminar at the University of the South Pacific's Lautoka Campus yesterday.
Viral said being a prefect was already a challenge with the added burden of ensuring their school work would not suffer.
"I think as a prefect, we play an important role that allows us to set an example to our fellow students."
Organised by the Apex Club of Lautoka, the leadership seminar involved educational programs related to important topics like climate change.
Project chairman Sailesh Naidu said it was easier for trainers to raise awareness of younger audiences.
"Our target groups were 16 and 17-year-olds and it is this age group that we feel at Apex would be a good group to start learning about what good leadership is and what makes a good leader," Mr Naidu said.
"We wanted to build a relationship with these age groups, our student leaders, because one day they will become our leaders and it is important for us to equip them with the necessary skills to become good leaders of our community."
Lautoka Andra College prefect Filomena Silivale said the seminar was a good form of leadership development for her and her fellow prefects.
"It will help us to inspire and motivate other school students to be good students," Filomena said.