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Posted on: 22 September 2020

Global Social Leaders of the Future?

During the summer holidays, TPS students from Years 8, 9 and 10 participated in the Global Social Leaders online summer camp programme.
 
The Global Social Leaders Catalyst programme is designed to develop leadership skills and understanding of global issues, enabling young people to plan a project and become leaders in their life and society. The participants received powerful leadership training, inspiring talks and the chance to make deep connections with their peers.
 
The programme was all online for 3 hours over 5 days. There were different “rooms” for participants with “break out rooms” for smaller groups to complete an activity and then come together and share with everyone else.
 
Year 9s Daniel Halloran and George Port said, “We learned how to step up and take responsibility, and about what makes a good leader and how to lead others successfully.”
 
Year 9 Sarah Williams added, “There were lots of issues being discussed – climate change, period poverty, gender equality etc. I learned that you can be any age and everyone can make a difference – one of the speakers was a 14 year-old girl.  I learned about how people are fundraising for charities and spreading awareness, even during the Covid pandemic.” 
 

 

Year 10 Victor Adynec said, “I gained valuable life experiences for the future and I had a great time. There was the chance to talk to other people from different parts of the UK and also in other countries.”