The concept of unbadged leadership was explored by Year 5 students from Tudor House when then joined their peers from The King’s School Preparatory School and Tara Anglican School for Girls for a range of indoor and outdoor activities.
Held at Tara School, the students enjoyed a full day of learning about how leadership can unfold through a number of team building challenges using the guidelines of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile which encourage students to be, for example, inquirers, risk-takers and thinkers.
Tudor House Head of School, Anni Sandwell said the event was designed by the Year 5 teachers across the three campuses with the aim of giving the students insights into leadership and how it can be part of everyday life.
“The day was a wonderful way to tailor experiences for the students so they could be exposed to leadership and character building through an engaging choice of activities,” she said.
Facilitated by Year 10 student leaders from Tara and The King’s Cadet Corps and teachers from the three campuses, the students participated in a movie making master class exploring various scenarios where leadership skills were applied, an analysis of different styles/types of leadership using the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and outdoor team building exercises designed to grow trust and develop each students’ skills.
Adding to the day of learning in leadership was the opportunity for students to hear from the King’s Headmaster Tony George and Tara Principal Susan Middlebrook about their leadership journeys and different styles of leadership they have learned and demonstrate each day.