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Growing as Leaders

March 16, 2017

From March 7 to March 10, several of our Year 6 students took the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by visiting younger year groups and specialist areas around BISC Lincoln Park. 

  • Year 6 Growing as Leaders

Dressed smartly in their business attire, they supported younger children and worked behind the scenes, planning and preparing lessons with teachers and support staff. All teachers who worked with them noted the excellent example they set for younger students and how well each student presented themselves.

Miss Sargeant, Year 1 Leader, said the students showed how ‘responsible and independent they could be in a real-life setting and were a huge help.’

Our Year 6 students had a wonderful week and took away many lessons from their experiences:

 ‘I learned that it’s a lot harder to be a teacher than it looks – the teachers make it look easy! It was great to see the progress children made across the year groups, and it even brought back memories of my own learning!’  Victor, Fearless Falcons

 ‘I think my patience really developed as I worked with younger students, which was new for me. I have a new found appreciation for how hard teachers work!’  Ben, Fearless Falcons

 ‘I had so much fun – I got to use the 3D printer in the STEAM corridor, which was great. Working with small children was really tiring, but I feel more confident and proud that I helped others learn.’ Will, Fearless Falcons

 ‘I loved teaching other students! I found it difficult at first as I realized I had to change my expectations because they’re younger and things can take longer for them to complete. I enjoyed being more responsible and making more decisions.’  Celia, Fearless Falcons

 ‘I was so impressed by how advanced the learning of younger students is! I loved working with Miss Marhin in the library and finding out about all of the other things that go into making the library successful. I think the experience really helped me as a leader.’ Carly, Fearless Falcons

 ‘I think I developed my understanding of how to communicate with others. I feel more confident as my skills have developed. I definitely felt more responsibility, which was challenging!’ Cate, Extreme Eagles

 ‘I think working in other areas has made me more flexible as not everything you plan works out and that’s okay. I also learned new strategies for working with others. While it was tiring, it was great to be a leader; children looked up to me, and I knew I could help them.’  Lexi, Extreme Eagles

 ‘I enjoyed being a leader in Year 1 because I had the opportunity to teach and help with younger children. It was nice to go back to the younger years – it brought back memories of my own experiences. All of the children were really welcoming and fun to be around!’  Shira, Heroic Hawks

 ‘I liked working with the STEAM department because I gained a deeper understanding of many topics, such as magnetism, as I needed to teach others.  I also enjoyed being with the Early Years Foundation Stage as it made me exercise a lot of patience and helped me to understand how they learn’  Arjun, Heroic Hawks

 ‘I enjoyed being a Year 1 leader because I learnt how it feels to be a teacher – it definitely made me feel mature! I still can’t believe how advanced the children are and how much they learn. I really liked seeing how their friendships are formed.’  Claire, Heroic Hawks

 ‘I really enjoyed working with the younger children as it gave me an opportunity to share my learning and develop my leadership skills. Working with Nursery and Year 1 was such a wonderful experience; I hope to do it again soon!’  Casey, Heroic Hawks