It's a long drive - but it's worth it.

Te Puke Intermediate School acting deputy principal Cam Black will this weekend be heading to Wellington with a group of 22 students and seven parents.

The purpose of the trip is to attend National Young Leaders Day in the capital next Wednesday.

But if you're going that far, you might as well make the most of it.


''At the conference there will be six to eight different presenters, motivational speakers sharing messages of resilience and success and working hard and having fun,'' says Cam who attended his first Young Leaders Day last year.

''Everyone walks away pretty inspired. It's an amazing opportunity and an amazing day.''

The school has been sending its student leaders to Young Leaders Day for around a dozen years.

Cam says those selected are the school's outstanding students who successfully applied for leadership roles at the end of last year and who are role models to other students.

While in Wellington the students will also visit Te Papa, the New Zealand Police Museum, the Zealandia Ecosanctuary, Wellington's creative experience Capital E and have a tour of Parliament.

''Going to a big city, seeing all these different things like Parliament and the Beehive and a tour around there is pretty special,'' says Cam.

''The long drive is all worth it and the conference itself is just mind-blowing.''