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    The expansive landscaped campus of Léman International School Chengdu is nestled amid lush fields and gardens at the foot of Chengdu’s hills.

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Ready to fly

Ready for Lift-off

At Léman, building student agency and giving our pupils a chance to develop leadership skills is something we love doing. The mission of our clubs’ program is to enable our students to creatively pursue their passions. Therefore, we were delighted when our year 10 student, William, asked if he could lead a “drone building” club during Summer term. We’ve asked William a few questions about why he wanted to lead a club and teach skills to his peers.

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Q:Tell us a little about your background?

I’m the kind of person that likes to try new things and be different. I lived away from my family with a host family in the USA for four years while I attended Windermere. During that time, I learned a lot of life skills, and developed the ability to live independently. In school the subject I enjoy the most is ‘Individuals and Societies’. This course helps me gain a lot of interesting, essential knowledge. Economics also grabs my attention as my dad is a businessman. I want to use what I learn to help him in the future.


Q:How did you become interested in drone flying and building?

During quarantine, I had a lot of time to myself and watched a lot of videos online. One day I saw a video about FPV Drones and was so interested that I immediately started to research and learn about the drone online. After a couple of days, I built my first drone.


Q:Why did you want to run a club to teach drone building?

I'm into teaching and I always wanted to experience being a teacher and see what it is like. The most important thing is that I want to share the things that I like with others, to get more people to be interested in this hobby and make full use of it.


Q:Have you always been interested in student leadership?

Yes, I have been always interested in student leadership because I enjoy helping other people reach their potential. Seeing someone grow and flourish in a new role is very satisfying.


Q:What do you like to do outside of school?

Outside of school, I love to play sports, such as basketball, ultimate frisbee, football and squash (and many more). I equally enjoy exploring, be it rainforest, desert, underwater environments or cultural heritage and cuisine. I've thoroughly missed doing these during the last 18 months and hope that my move to China will help enable these pursuits.


Q:How do you think your club helped the students and what were the various skills involved that the students learned?

Drones involve physics, aerodynamics, and gravity. My club helps students to understand and experience physics, aerodynamics, and gravity. For example, to get the drone in the air is physics. Props spin and push the air downward and give the drone ‘lift’. Keeping the drone in the air is gravity, and making the drone go faster is aerodynamics. My club developed students’ hands-on ability and sorting and induction ability. The drone came in many pieces, and we assembled them. Students learned how to solder, computer program, and build/fly a drone.


Q:What would you say to another student who was interested in running a club?

Teaching is not an easy job. If you are starting your own club, the key is to make sure you have all the answers for all the questions from the students, and the challenge is to retain the students’ interest in what you are teaching. Otherwise it is very difficult.

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