FOBISIA Leadership was certainly a wonderful experience. The event held multitudinous workshops - each one unique in its own way - but nevertheless, one that would shape a person towards becoming a better leader. The weekend started out with us meeting the 90 other student leaders from the other schools. We introduced ourselves to one another and got to know something about each other.
The first main session was led by Amelia Winter, who spoke about safety guidelines and aims and expectations regarding the weekend. We ended that session with a quick half-hour tour of the school, that India S-W, India Kolb, Amelia and Rishabh took charge of. Once we returned to the the Main Hall, we had an activity about ‘The Kinds of Leaders We Are’ through E-Colours and a detailed quiz. We discussed these colours and what each of them mean. After that, we went on to do our workshops with breaks and a lunch in between. We ended with a session led by India S-W, who was in charge of a session that entailed honing your communication skills by arranging cards in certain sequences under conditions (such as silence etc.).
The second day started with an opening session organised and led by Rishabh Sen. This half hour session on the Saturday morning woke us all up as we had to figure out who is the best leader out of Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao, Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot and sell them. Then we went to our workshops which were split up by break and lunch and finally ending with a plenary session by India Kolb which had reflection activities and a Kahoot quiz. These two days were invaluable for developing our skills as leaders. I believe that everyone took something out of it and the weekend made us all better leaders.
Key Stage Leader (KS3)
Curriculum Support and English Teacher
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