Change is in the air. Four schools from across the district have completed a two-day workshop with the help of professional facilitators from the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy and the Centre for New Public Education.
Student ShoutOut is a nationally run program, which was originally developed to facilitate positive change through development projects.
Students from Dubbo Senior Campus, Dubbo South Campus, Delroy and Peak Hill Central spent Thursday and Friday brainstorming ideas to implement changes within their school communities.
The Centre for New Public Education policy manager Jacqueline Magee was pleased with the response the program received, with the students completely finalising ideas and pitching them to each other.
"A couple of the groups are working on strengthening relationships between peers and teachers," Ms Magee said.
"Another group is set on lowering graffiti in their schools by setting up an art space which students can use to express themselves."
"Over the next four weeks we will be checking in on each group to check the progress of their projects.
"But because these are more long-term projects, we expect them all to be sustained in their schools."
Ms Magee is thrilled with what the students have achieved in just two days.
"They've set realistic targets which can easily be achieved if people put their minds to it," she said.